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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

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

c.1770?
Pastel by an unknown artist, half-length profile (illus. The Francis Letters, ed. B. Francis & E. Keary, n.d., II, front.).

1788
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.).

1794
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).

1806-10
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.