Laurence Sterne(1713-1768), Writer and divine; author of 'Tristram Shandy'
Sitter in 16 portraits
Writer and curate of Coxwold, Yorkshire, and author of the humorous Tristram Shandy (1759-67) and A Sentimental Journey (1768). His work, filled with obscene language and ridicule of public figures, earned him both celebrity and scorn in literary circles.
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