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5 People in sitter grouping: Nonsense Club

A small group of dramatists, parodists and poets in 18th century London, who created a distinctive type of satirical political poetry and drama. Famous for their literary battles, the group, which included the poet William Cowper and the satirist Charles Churchill where renowned for generating great debate surrounding British politics at the time.

William Hogarth

1697-1764
Painter and engraver
Sitter associated with 19 portraits | Artist associated with 125 portraits

Charles Churchill

1731-1764
Satirist
Sitter in 7 portraits

George Colman the Elder

1732-1794
Playwright
Sitter associated with 10 portraits

William Cowper

1731-1800
Poet
Sitter in 7 portraits

John Wilkes

1725-1797
Politician; MP and agitator
Sitter associated with 47 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait