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Louis XVI, King of France ('The zenith of French glory; - the pinnacle of liberty')

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Louis XVI, King of France ('The zenith of French glory; - the pinnacle of liberty'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 12 February 1793 - NPG D13014 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Louis XVI, King of France ('The zenith of French glory; - the pinnacle of liberty')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 February 1793
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (354 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (371 mm x 263 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D13014


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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.