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Image number: RS.13894
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Francis Grose

Date

ca. 18th century

Sitter

Francis Grose (b.1730, British), Antiquary

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

William Richardson, Publisher

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 117mm
width (print): 97mm
height (paper support): 228mm
width (paper support): 154mm
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Subject

Description

Full-length portrait of Francis Grose seated in right profile. He wears three-quarter length coat with breeches and buckled shoes. He is occupied in reading a book or a journal.

Inscribed ‘FRANCIS GROSE, ESQR. F.R.S. & A.S. Author of the Antiquities of England & Wales, &c &c.’ and pencilled ‘not F.R.S.’

Francis Grose (1731-1791) Antiquary and draughtsman, he was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p25.

Associated place

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