Pub. by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, Jan, 1, 1810.
Engraving, image 140 x 110mm. 5½ x 4¼".
Cameo bust portrait in profile of William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833), an evangelical Christian and social reformer who dedicated himself to the 'suppression of the Slave Trade and the reformation of manners'. He entered Parliament in 1780 as a Tory MP and was the Parliamentary leader of the Abolition movement from 1787. After years of campaigning, Wilberforce's bill to end Britain's part in slave trading was passed to a standing ovation in 1807. A further act of 1833 provided for the emancipation of slaves in British colonies. After sculptor and medallist Catherine Andras (1775 - 1860).
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