image edwards g, im001245
Image number: RS.13490
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of George Edwards

Date

ca. 18th century

Sitter

George Edwards (1694-1773, British), Naturalist

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

After

Bartholomew Dandridge (1686-1758, British), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 54mm
width (print): 42mm
height (paper support): 86mm
width (paper support): 61mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of George Edwards turned to the left and looking back at viewer. He wears mid-length curled wig and is dressed in doublet, waistcoats and necktie.

Inscribed on separate paper ‘GEORGE EDWARDS, F.R.S. F.S.A &c.’ and pencilled ‘1757’ on paper support.

George Edwards (1694-1773) was a British naturalist; he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1757.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.19.

Associated place

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