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Samuel Wesley (1766-1837), Composer and organist; nephew of John Wesley

Composer and organist, nephew of John Wesley and an infant prodigy unrivalled in playing the fugues of Bach and Handel.

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Higgs 1894
James Higgs, 'Samuel Wesley' in Proc. Mus. Ass., XX, 1894.

Lightwood 1937
J. T. Lightwood, Samuel Wesley: Musician, 1937.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.