image hales s, im001842
Image number: RS.13897
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Stephen Hales

Date

1800

Sitter

Stephen Hales (1677-1761, British), Physiologist

Creator

William Hopwood (1784-1853, British), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

After

Thomas Hudson (1701-1779, British), Portraitist
Coates (active 1800), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 141mm
width (print): 118mm
height (paper support): 184mm
width (paper support): 152mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Stephen Hales inclined to the left and looking out to viewer. He wears medium length wig with cassock and bands. In an oval frame.

Inscribed ‘THE REVD. DR. STEPHEN HALES, F.R.S. AUTHOR OF VEGETABLE STATICS.’ Pencilled ‘1717’ on paper support.

Stephen Hales (1677-1761) British physiologist and inventor, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1718 and served on the Council in 1727.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p32.

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