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Image number: RS.13876
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue

Date

1840

Sitter

2nd Earl Fortescue Hugh Fortescue (1783-1861, British), Politician

Creator

William Holl I (1771-1838, British), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

After

George Hayter (1792-1871, British), Portraitist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 228mm
width (print): 154mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Hugh Fortescue, seated and resting his right arm on the back of the chair. He wears regency-style clothing high-collared shirt with cravat. He has a pocket watch in his waistcoat pocket and has short hair with side-whiskers.

Inscribed ‘ENGRAVED BY W.HOLL. Ebrington. From a Painting by George Hayter Esqr. M.A.S. L. & c. LONDON: JOHN SAUNDERS JUNR. 49 PATERNOSTER ROW.’ Pencilled ‘Elected 1817. 13 Feb 1793.’

Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue (1783-1861) British politician, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1817. He was styled Viscount Ebrington from 1789 to 1841.

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