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'A plumper for Paul! - or - the little taylor done over!'

12 of 54 portraits of William Cobbett

'A plumper for Paul! - or - the little taylor done over!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 13 March 1807 - NPG D12886 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'A plumper for Paul! - or - the little taylor done over!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 March 1807
9 3/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. (247 mm x 348 mm) plate size; 10 1/2 in. x 14 3/4 in. (267 mm x 374 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12886


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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.

Sittersback to top

  • William Bosville (1745-1813), Bon vivant. Sitter in 10 portraits.
  • Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844), Parliamentary reformer. Sitter associated with 113 portraits.
  • Henry Clifford (1768-1813), Barrister and legal writer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • William Cobbett (1763-1835), Journalist, agriculturalist and politician; MP for Oldham. Sitter associated with 54 portraits.
  • James Paull (1770-1808), Politician. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Dramatist and parliamentary orator. Sitter associated with 162 portraits.
  • John Horne Tooke (1736-1812), Radical politician; MP and philologist. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.