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Image number: RS.13136
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Abernethy

Date

1842

Sitter

John Abernethy (1764-1831, British), Surgeon

Creator

Edward McInnes (1812-1859, British), Mezzotinter

After

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

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 339mm
width (print): 264mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of John Abernethy, standing, with a table and inkwell to his right, his right hand resting upon a paper, left hand at his hip.

Inscribed below: ‘Sir Thos. Lawrence P.R.A. Edward McInnes. John Abernethy, Esq., F.R.S. London Published Jany. 1 842, by Graves & Warmsley, Printsellers to her Majesty, & H.R.H. Prince Albert, 6, Pall Mall.’ With an embossed monogram lower right.

John Abernethy (1764-1841) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1796.

Object history

Provenance:
A pencil note verso states: ‘Bought at Sothebys’ 10 August 1917. Part of Lot 74.’