A portrait of Thomas Wilkinson (1751-1836) sitting holding a book upright on his lap with one hand.
Thomas Wilkinson by Matthew Ellis Nutter, 18201836
© Wordsworth Trust
- Oil on canvas
- 29 x 23 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £13,500)
- Acquired in:
- Private collector
Wilkinson was a Quaker and minor poet and writer who was well connected with Burke, Clarkson, Wordsworth and Coleridge. He is best known for inspiring lines in Wordsworth poem 'The Solitary Reaper'.
Mary Carr, Thomas Wilkinson's great-niece and biographer.