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'A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July, by the - Revolution Society'

10 of 27 portraits of Joseph Priestley

'A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July, by the - Revolution Society', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores, published 23 July 1791 - NPG D13075 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July, by the - Revolution Society'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 23 July 1791
11 in. x 20 in. (279 mm x 507 mm) plate size; 11 1/8 in. x 20 3/8 in. (284 mm x 518 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D13075


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Artistsback to top

  • Samuel William Fores (baptised 1761-1838), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 64 portraits.
  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman. Sitter associated with 299 portraits.
  • Theophilus Lindsey (1723-1808), Unitarian minister and theologian. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), Theologian and scientist. Sitter in 27 portraits.
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Dramatist and parliamentary orator. Sitter associated with 162 portraits.
  • John Horne Tooke (1736-1812), Radical politician; MP and philologist. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.
  • Sir Cecil Wray, Bt (1734-1805), Politician; Captain in the South Lincolnshire militia. Sitter in 3 portraits.