image thompson_benjamin_rumford
Image number: RS.11841
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford

Date

1797

Sitter

Count Rumford Benjamin Thompson (1753-1814, British), Physicist

Creator

William Ridley (b.1764, British), Printmaker

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 126mm
width (print): 111mm
height (paper support): 141mm
width (paper support): 129mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Count Rumford in left profile. He wears shoulder length hair, loosely tied and is dressed in military jacket. Sash through left epaulette and decoration pinned to left hand breast of jacket. In an oval frame.

Plate to European magazine.

Inscribed ‘Engraved by Ridley. COUNT RUMFORD.’

Count Rumford Benjamin Thompson was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.69

Associated place

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