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John Nicolls ('Cupid')

11 of 20 portraits of John Nicholls

John Nicolls ('Cupid'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 7 May 1799 - NPG D12689 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Nicolls ('Cupid')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 May 1799
9 3/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. (247 mm x 198 mm) plate size; 11 5/8 in. x 9 in. (294 mm x 230 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12689


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Sitterback to top

  • John Nicholls (1745?-1832), Politician; MP for Bletchingley and Tregony. Sitter in 20 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • 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.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D12685: 'New Pantheon of Democratic Mythology' (from same series as)
  • NPG D12686: Charles James Fox ('Hercules reposing') (from same series as)
  • NPG D12687: George Walpole ('Mars') (from same series as)
  • NPG D12688: 'Harpyes defiling the feast' (George Tierney; George Shuckburgh; Joseph Jekyll) (from same series as)
  • NPG D12690: 'The twin stars, Castor & Pollux' (George Barclay?; Charles Sturt?) (from same series as)
  • NPG D12691: Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('The affrighted centaur, & lion Britanique') (from same series as)

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