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'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam'

4 of 14 portraits of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 6 December 1791 - NPG D13008 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 December 1791
8 3/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. (223 mm x 275 mm) plate size; 9 1/2 in. x 11 7/8 in. (241 mm x 301 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D13008


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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.