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'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!'

13 of 166 portraits of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 16 February 1797 - NPG D12598 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 February 1797
14 in. x 10 in. (355 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 14 1/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (363 mm x 263 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12598


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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.

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