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'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators'

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'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 20 March 1798 - NPG D12633 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 March 1798
10 1/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (261 mm x 361 mm) plate size; 10 3/4 in. x 14 7/8 in. (274 mm x 377 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12633


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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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