Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton ('Equestrian elegance! - or - a noble Scot, metamorphosed')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 7 May 1803
9 7/8 in. x 8 in. (250 mm x 202 mm) plate size; 11 5/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (296 mm x 233 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- 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 718 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D12808: Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton ('Equestrian elegance! - or - a noble Scot, metamorphosed') (from same plate)
- NPG D16092: Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton ('Equestrian elegance! - or - a noble Scot, metamorphosed') (from same plate)
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