image young_thomas
Image number: RS.11916
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Thomas Young

Date

ca.1830s

Sitter

Thomas Young (1773-1829, British), Physicist

Creator

G Adcock (active 1830s), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

John Sewell, Publisher

After

Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830, British), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 116mm
width (print): 93mm
height (paper support): 193mm
width (paper support): 127mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Thomas Young seated facing forward with head turned to the right as viewed, looking off to distance. He wears short hair and is dressed in double breasted jacket, white stock, and cravat. He holds a pair of spectacles in his right hand and has another pair suspended from a ribbon around his neck. Draped cloth hangs in the background.

Facsimile signature reads ‘Thomas Young MD Sci. BS.’ Paper support inscribed ‘1794’ in pencil.

Thomas Young was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1794, he was Foreign Secretary from 1804 until 1829.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.91

Associated place

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