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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Wigan (1696-1739), Physician and writer

Physician and author; published an edition of Aretaeus, 1723, and other writings 1732; principal of New Inn Hall, Oxford, 1726-32; FRCP, 1732; physician to Westminster Hospital, 1733-37; accompanied Edward, afterwards Sir Edward, Trelawny to Jamaica, where he died.

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.