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'Destruction of the French collossus'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching and soft-ground etching, published 1 November 1798
14 1/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (360 mm x 261 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (373 mm x 267 mm) paper size
- 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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