Thomas Wilkinson by Matthew Ellis Nutter

A portrait of Thomas Wilkinson (1751-1836) sitting holding a book upright on his lap with one hand.


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.

Venue details

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum Town End, GRASMERE Cumbria LA22 9SH 01539 435 544

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

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