William Wilberforce: 1792

John Rising

 
William Wilberforce: 1792
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 27cm

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William Wilberforce. Mezzotint by John Rising after a painting by Charles Howard Hodges. Wilberforce as a young man seated at a table holding a quil pen in his right hand and paper in his left hand marked 'Abolition of the slave trade'. Other papers and an opened book can be seen on the table. Interior scene with thick drapes or curtains in the background. This portrait shows Wilberforce aged about 33, shortly after the commencement of the campaign to abolish the slave trade.

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