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'Blue and buff charity; - or - the patriarch of the Greek clergy applying for relief'

16 of 27 portraits of Joseph Priestley

'Blue and buff charity; - or - the patriarch of the Greek clergy applying for relief', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 12 June 1793 - NPG D13081 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Blue and buff charity; - or - the patriarch of the Greek clergy applying for relief'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 June 1793
13 7/8 in. x 16 3/8 in. (351 mm x 417 mm) plate size; 14 3/4 in. x 17 3/8 in. (374 mm x 442 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D13081


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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.

Sittersback to top

  • Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman. Sitter associated with 299 portraits.
  • Edward Hall, Apothecary. Sitter associated with 4 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.
  • Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753-1816), Scientist and politician; MP for Wycombe. Sitter associated with 45 portraits.
  • Michael Angelo Taylor (circa 1757-1834), Barrister and politician; MP for Poole, Ilchester and City of Durham. Sitter associated with 35 portraits.
  • John Horne Tooke (1736-1812), Radical politician; MP and philologist. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.

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