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'The first kiss this ten years! - or - the meeting of Britannia and Citizen Francois'

18 of 84 portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte

'The first kiss this ten years! - or - the meeting of Britannia and Citizen Francois', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 1 January 1803 - NPG D12797 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The first kiss this ten years! - or - the meeting of Britannia and Citizen Francois'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, soft-ground etching and aquatint, published 1 January 1803
14 in. x 10 in. (355 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 14 1/2 in. x 10 1/2 in. (368 mm x 268 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12797


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Sittersback to top

  • King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 182 portraits.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France 1804-14. Sitter associated with 84 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 717 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.