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'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack'

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'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 2 May 1808 - NPG D12906 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1808
10 in. x 14 1/8 in. (255 mm x 358 mm) plate size; 12 3/4 in. x 16 1/8 in. (325 mm x 409 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12906


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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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