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'Blowing up the Pic Nic's; - or - Harlequin Quixotte attacking the puppets'

3 of 8 portraits of Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

'Blowing up the Pic Nic's; - or - Harlequin Quixotte attacking the puppets', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 2 April 1802 - NPG D12786 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Blowing up the Pic Nic's; - or - Harlequin Quixotte attacking the puppets'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 April 1802
13 3/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (350 mm x 260 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12786


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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 717 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Related worksback to top

  • NPG D13699: 'Blowing up the Pic Nic's; - or - Harlequin Quixotte attacking the puppets' (impression from same plate as)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Perry, Gill (introduction) Roach, Joseph (appreciation) and West, Shearer (appreciation), The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons, 2011 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 2011 to 8 January 2012), p. 128