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John Horne Tooke

4 of 26 portraits on display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery

John Horne Tooke, by Thomas Hardy, before 1791 - NPG 13 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Horne Tooke

by Thomas Hardy
oil on canvas, before 1791
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
Purchased, 1857
Primary Collection
NPG 13


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  • John Horne Tooke (1736-1812), Radical politician and philologist. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.

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  • Thomas Hardy (1757-1804), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 20 portraits.

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Radical politician. A one time friend of John Wilkes, he helped establish The Society for Supporting the Bill of Rights, which championed Wilkes and campaigned for political reform. He was imprisoned in 1778 for attempting to raise a subscription to assist the American colonists.

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