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'The life of William Cobbett - written by himself. No 1' (William Cobbett)

18 of 54 portraits of William Cobbett

'The life of William Cobbett - written by himself. No 1' (William Cobbett), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 29 September 1809 - NPG D12924 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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'The life of William Cobbett - written by himself. No 1' (William Cobbett)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 September 1809
14 5/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (372 mm x 215 mm) plate size; 15 3/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (392 mm x 242 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12924


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Sitterback to top

  • William Cobbett (1763-1835), Writer, politician and agriculturalist. Sitter associated with 54 portraits.

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.

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