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'Harpyes defiling the feast' (George Tierney; George Shuckburgh; Joseph Jekyll)

7 of 16 portraits of Joseph Jekyll

'Harpyes defiling the feast' (George Tierney; George Shuckburgh; Joseph Jekyll)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 May 1799
10 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. (260 mm x 197 mm) plate size; 12 1/4 in. x 9 1/8 in. (310 mm x 232 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12688

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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 718 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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