1 of 47 portraits of John Wilkes
by Unknown artist
silver medal, 1768
2 1/4 in. (57 mm) diameter
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Sitterback to top
- John Wilkes (1725-1797), Politician; MP and agitator. Sitter associated with 47 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Issued following Wilkes's arrest for the publication of edition No.45 of his newspaper, The North Briton, in which Ministers were attacked as 'tools of despotism and corruption'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 483
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 662
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On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery