An antique engraving of William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) the 19th century politician and anti slave trade campaigner. Engraved by Edward Scriven from the 1833 painting by George Richmond, and published circa 1860.
Wilberforce supported the campaign for the complete abolition of slavery, and continued his involvement after 1826, when he was forced to resign from Parliament because of his failing health.
That campaign led to the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Wilberforce died just three days after hearing that the passage of the Act through Parliament was assured. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to his friend William Pitt the Younger.
Print size: 17cm x 12cm
Mount size: 32cm x 24.5cm