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'The theatrical bubble; - being a new specimen of the astonishing powers of the great politico-punchinello, in the art of dramatic puffing'

16 of 23 portraits of Dorothy Jordan

'The theatrical bubble; - being a new specimen of the astonishing powers of the great politico-punchinello, in the art of dramatic puffing', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 7 January 1805 - NPG D12839 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The theatrical bubble; - being a new specimen of the astonishing powers of the great politico-punchinello, in the art of dramatic puffing'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 7 January 1805
14 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (362 mm x 260 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 11 1/8 in. (380 mm x 281 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12839


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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 717 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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