image ferguson j, im001391
Image number: RS.13869
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of James Ferguson

Date

early 19th century

Sitter

James Ferguson (1710-1776, British), Astronomer

Creator

Thomas Wright (1792-1849, British), Engraver

After

James Northcote (1746-1831, British), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 164mm
width (print): 104mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of James Ferguson, in three-quarter profile to the right as viewed. He wears a fur-trimmed cloak, necktie and a cap. He holds a book in his left hand.

Inscribed ‘Painted by James Northcote R.A. Engraved by T. Wright. JAMES FERGUSON. F.R.S.’

James Ferguson (1710-1776) was a British astronomer and instrument maker, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1763.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p21.

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