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''The feast of reason, and the flow of soul,' - ie - the wits of the age, setting the table in a roar'

12 of 35 portraits of Michael Angelo Taylor

''The feast of reason, and the flow of soul,' - ie - the wits of the age, setting the table in a roar', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 4 February 1797 - NPG D12596 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

''The feast of reason, and the flow of soul,' - ie - the wits of the age, setting the table in a roar'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 February 1797
9 3/4 in. x 13 7/8 in. (249 mm x 354 mm) plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 14 3/8 in. (260 mm x 366 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12596


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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.