image wood_robert
Image number: RS.11908
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Robert Wood

Date

ca. mid 18th century

Sitter

Robert Wood (1717-1771, British), Traveller

After

Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779, German), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 123mm
width (print): 99mm
height (paper support): 165mm
width (paper support): 115mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Robert Wood in three-quarter profile to the left as viewed, head turned and looking back to viewer. He wears fur trimmed gown over shirt with lace cuffs.

Inscribed ‘THE PORTRAIT OF R. WOOD ESQR. AUTHOR OF THE WELL KNOWN WORKS ON THE ANTIQUITIES OF PALMYRA & BALBECK 156. Ant. Raffaello Mengs. 2.2 1/8 by 2.0’ and pencilled ‘1789’.

Robert Wood (1717-1771) was a British traveller and classical scholar.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.86

Associated place

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