WILKES, JOHN (1725-1797, politician)

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Lot 502
WILKES, JOHN (1725-1797, politician)

£ 1,500 - 2,000
US$ 1,900 - 2,500
WILKES, JOHN (1725-1797, politician)
PORTRAIT AFTER ROBERT EDGE PINE, oil on canvas, en grisaille, full-length, three-quarters facing left, seated, writing, with a medallion portrait of John Hampden at the lower left and Truth on a pedestal holding a magnifying glass, near contemporary gilt frame, the frame somewhat worn and label removed, size of image c. 19 x 14 inches, overall size c. 23 ½ x 19½ inches [eighteenth century]

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  • A good contemporary version of Pine's celebrated portrait of Wilkes, recognised as the most satisfactory likeness of the demagogue. The original of this portrait is in the Houses of Parliament.
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