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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Churchill (1731-1764), Satirist

Satirist: succeeded his father as curate of St John's Westminster, 1758-63; separated from his wife, 1761; published, among many other works, The Rosciad and The Apology, 1761; sharply attacked actors, authors and politicians; died in Boulogne on his way to join his friend Wilkes in Paris.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.