© National Portrait Gallery, London
possibly by George Cooke Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, circa 1831
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
- William Cobbett (1763-1835), Journalist, agriculturalist and politician; MP for Oldham. Sitter associated with 55 portraits.
- George Cooke (1781-1834), Engraver. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
This portrait is said to show Cobbett in the clothes he wore when tried for sedition in 1831. Considered a popular hero after his acquittal, Cobbett was elected to the reformed House of Commons, for the newly created borough of Oldham, in 1832.
- Audio Guide
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 131
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 115
- Woof, Robert; Hebron, Stephen, Romantic Icons, 1999, p. 51
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