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Image number: RS.13140
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Fortescue Aland

Date

1750

Sitter

Creator

George Vertue (1684-1756, British), Printmaker

After

Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723, British), Portraitist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 385mm
width (print): 285mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of John Fortescue Aland wearing judge’s robes and wig, within an oval frame.

The Aland coat of arms appears below. Inscribed below: ‘G. Kneller Bart. pinxt. G. Vertue Sculp. The Rt. Honble. JOHN LORD FORTESCUE late one of the JUSTICES of the Court of COMMON PLEAS. L.L.D. F.R.S. Obijt. Ao. 1747. Engrav’s and Sold by G. Vertue, Brownlow Street, 1750. With various pencil inscriptions below and a price, ‘3/-‘.

John Fortescue Aland, 1st Baron Fortescue of Credan (1670-1746) British judge, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712.

Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.21.

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