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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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4810

Joseph Wilton

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1752
NPG 4810

4314

Joseph Wilton

attributed to Charles Grignion
chalk, circa 1771
NPG 4314

1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

987

Sir William Chambers; Joseph Wilton; Sir Joshua Reynolds

by John Francis Rigaud
oil on canvas, 1782
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 987

D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D12153

Joseph Wilton

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 March 1810 (30 March 1793)
NPG D12153