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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), Whig politician and pamphleteer

Pastel by an unknown artist, half-length profile (illus. The Francis Letters, ed. B. Francis & E. Keary, n.d., II, front.).

Caricature etching by J. Sayers, whole-length standing, lettered I hate Alonzo/Zanga [from Dr Yonge’s The Revenge] referring to his contest with Hastings (M. D. George, British Museum, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, V, 7292; illus. J. Parkes & H. Merivale, Sir Philip Francis, 1867, II, front.).

Caricature etching by J. Sayers, bust-length profile as François Philippeaux/citoyen actif & sans culotte, referring to his sympathy for the French Revolution (M. D. George, British Museum, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, VII, 8455).

Painting by James Lonsdale, see NPG 334.

Doubtful Portraits
Miniatures by John Smart 1781 (Victoria and Albert Museum; 479.1907), and unattributed (Bonham’s, 24 November 1999, lot 66).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.