Professor John Wilson (nom de plume, 'Christopher North'), 1785 - 1854. Author and moral philosopher
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Professor John Wilson (nom de plume, 'Christopher North'), 1785 - 1854. Author and moral philosopher about 1840

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  • Scottish Art
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.

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 1369
  • Medium Oil on millboard
  • Size 60.60 x 42.50 cm
  • Credit Presented by the Art Fund (London Scot Bequest) 1938