© National Portrait Gallery, London
Samuel Ireland ('Notorious characters. No 1')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1797
9 1/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (230 mm x 143 mm) plate size; 9 7/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (250 mm x 166 mm) paper size
- Samuel Ireland (1744-1800), Writer and engraver. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 12 portraits.
- 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 718 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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