Mini-Post | William John Bankes (1786-1855)

William John Bankes, by Henry Bone, after George Sanders (Saunders). Pen and Ink, 1821 (1812). Creative Commons licence, image courtesy NPG London (NPG D17608). William John Bankes was once described as “the father of all mischief” by his friend Lord Byron: the traveller, collector and draughtsman was an MP before he inherited his family estate…