John Wilson Croker(1780-1857), Essayist and politician, Secretary to the Admiralty and MP for several constituencies
Sitter in 19 portraits
'Ministerial husbandry- or- cutting up the usefull plants, and nourishing the thistles-ie- saving at the spickett and letting out at the bung hole.' (William Huskisson; John Wilson Croker; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington)
by Charles Williams, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published circa July 1821
by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 December 1834
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