19 May 2005
John Prescott Knight, R.A. (1803-1881)
Portrait of Lestock Peach Wilson, seated, three-quarter length
inscribed '20 James Street Buckingham Gate No. 3 Portrait of Lestock Peach Wilson late Chairman of the ... by John Prescott Knight' (on an old label on the reverse)
oil on canvas
55¼ x 44 in. (140.2 x 112 cm.)
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Lestock Peach Wilson was appointed Director of The London Assurance Corporation on 11 December 1816. He was their 13th governor from 1846-1849.
We are grateful to Esther Mann at the Royal Sun Alliance archive for her help in preparing this catalogue entry.
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