The figures are shown three-quarter length in a landscape setting.

The lady wears a yellow silk dress with white lace trimmings and a blue wrap; while the man, holding a letter, has a brown velvet coat, a white satin waistcoat, and lace cuffs. William Wilberforce was uncle to William Wilberforce, the emancipator. It was with this family that the young William went to live on the death of his father in 1768.


Wilberforce family, Leeds, until 1911.

Wilberforce House

25 High Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 1NQ
01482 300300

Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 1.30pm – 4.30pm (last admissions 15 minutes prior to closing)

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