[John Wilson] Christopher North in his Sporting Jacket.
Published Jan.y 1st by W Blackwood & Son. Edinburgh & London. And F. G. Moon Threadneedle Street.
Mezzotint on india. 650 x 440mm, 25½ x 17¼". India laid paper broken and creased in title area.
Professor John Wilson (aka Christopher North) [1785-1854]. Both in body and in mind, John Wilson was a larger than life character. An essayist and a sportsman, he was one of the founders of the right-wing Blackwood's Magazine and, for over thirty years, he was Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Duncan's portrait shows Wilson, gun in hand, on the moors. On the page he could be just as deadly, his reviews wounding reputations and killing promising careers. Duncan’s painting is now in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
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