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Image number: RS.13495
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Sir Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine

Date

early 19th century

Sitter

1st Baron Erskine Thomas Erskine (1750-1823, British), Lawyer

Creator

Richard Woodman (1784-1859, British), Engraver

After

John Hoppner (1758-1810, British), Painter

Object type

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Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 227mm
width (print): 154mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Sir Thomas Erskine in three-quarter profile to the right as viewed. He wears regency-style clothes of high collared jacket with cravat. Set in an interior with draped fabric and books in the back ground.

Inscribed ‘Engraved by R.Woodman. ERSKINE. From an original Picture by Hoppner in his Majesty’s Collection at Windsor’ and pencilled ‘1787’.

Sir Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1750-1823) was a British lawyer, politician and Lord Chancellor, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1787.

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

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