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'The royal joke, - or - black jacks delight'

2 of 8 portraits of Sarah Archer (nee West), Lady Archer

'The royal joke, - or - black jacks delight', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores, published 25 April 1788 - NPG D12996 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The royal joke, - or - black jacks delight'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 25 April 1788
9 3/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. (249 mm x 350 mm) plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 14 1/2 in. (261 mm x 367 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12996


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  • Samuel William Fores (baptised 1761-1838), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 63 portraits.
  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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