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Joseph Wilton (1722-1803), Sculptor

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist associated with 7 portraits
Joseph Wilton was the leading British-born sculptor to be working in London in the second half of the eighteenth century. He was a member of the Royal Society of Arts and a founder member of the Royal Academy, where he was appointed Keeper in 1790. Eighteenth-century commentators compared him to Phidias, Michelangelo and Bernini, the most revered sculptors of the classical, renaissance and baroque periods.

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James Wolfe

by Joseph Wilton
plaster cast of bust, circa 1760
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4415


James Wolfe

after Joseph Wilton
bronze bust, (circa 1760)
On display on Floor 2: Portraits Tell Stories at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 2225


Louis François Roubiliac

attributed to Joseph Wilton
marble bust, circa 1761
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2145


Thomas Hollis

by Joseph Wilton
marble bust, circa 1762
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6946


William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Joseph Wilton
marble bust, circa 1766 or after
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6081


James Wolfe

after Joseph Wilton
photograph, 1959
NPG D36318


James Wolfe

after Joseph Wilton
photograph, 1959
NPG D36319

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