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'Opposition telegraphs; - or - the little second-sighted lawyer giving a true specimen of patriotic information'

5 of 16 portraits of Joseph Jekyll

'Opposition telegraphs; - or - the little second-sighted lawyer giving a true specimen of patriotic information', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 23 June 1798 - NPG D12655 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Opposition telegraphs; - or - the little second-sighted lawyer giving a true specimen of patriotic information'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 June 1798
10 3/8 in. x 14 1/4 in. (262 mm x 361 mm) plate size; 11 1/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (281 mm x 378 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12655


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  • Joseph Jekyll (1754-1837), Wit and politician, MP for Calne. Sitter associated with 16 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.