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George Tierney ('The friend of humanity and the knife-grinder')

3 of 48 portraits of George Tierney

George Tierney ('The friend of humanity and the knife-grinder'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 4 December 1797 - NPG D12626 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Tierney ('The friend of humanity and the knife-grinder')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 December 1797
14 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (368 mm x 256 mm) plate size; 14 7/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (378 mm x 270 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12626


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  • George Tierney (1761-1830), Politician, MP for several constituencies. Sitter associated with 48 portraits.

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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.