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'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!'

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'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 23 February 1807 - NPG D12885 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 February 1807
9 3/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. (249 mm x 348 mm) plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (261 mm x 362 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12885


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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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