by Joseph Wilton
plaster cast of bust, circa 1760
29 3/4 in. (756 mm) high
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Artistback to top
- Joseph Wilton (1722-1803), Sculptor. Artist associated with 7 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Posthumous; stated to be based on a servant of Lord Gower's who was very like Wolfe. Wilton found the hero's face 'too much distorted' when his coffin was opened at Portsmouth.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 317
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 673