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Image number: RS.13462
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Dollond

Date

19th century

Sitter

John Dollond (1706-1761, British), Instrument maker

Creator

James Posselwhite (1798-1884, British), Engraver

After

Benjamin Wilson (1721-1788, British), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 207mm
width (print): 152mm
height (paper support): 225mm
width (paper support): 152mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Half-length portrait of John Dollond, seated at a table, wearing a coat, shirt and cravat. On the table is a volume of Opticks and a small-boxed lens resting on top, he holds a smaller lens in his left hand.

Inscribed ‘Engraved by J Posselwhite. DOLLOND. From an original Picture in the Royal Observatory, Greenwich’ and in pencil ‘1761 DOLLOND, John (2)’.

John Dollond (1706-1761) was a British instrument maker and optician, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 1761.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.15.

Associated place

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