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'Begging no robbery; - ie - voluntary contribution; - or - John Bull escaping a forced loan'

16 of 67 portraits of William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

'Begging no robbery; - ie - voluntary contribution; - or - John Bull escaping a forced loan', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 10 December 1796 - NPG D12588 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Begging no robbery; - ie - voluntary contribution; - or - John Bull escaping a forced loan'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 December 1796
10 x 14 1/8 in. (254 mm x 358 mm) plate size; 10 1/2 in. x 14 3/4 in. (265 mm x 375 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12588


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  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Hannah Humphrey (active 1778-1822), Publisher and printseller. Artist associated with 717 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.