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'A great stream from a petty-fountain; - or - John Bull swamped in the flood of new-taxes: - cormorants fishing in the stream'

7 of 7 portraits of Sir Robert Adair

'A great stream from a petty-fountain; - or - John Bull swamped in the flood of new-taxes: - cormorants fishing in the stream', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 9 May 1806 - NPG D12908 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'A great stream from a petty-fountain; - or - John Bull swamped in the flood of new-taxes: - cormorants fishing in the stream'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 May 1806
9 5/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (243 mm x 350 mm) plate size; 10 3/8 in. x 14 5/8 in. (263 mm x 373 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12908


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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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