image harley r, im001950
Image number: RS.13902
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer

Date

1800

Sitter

1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer Robert Harley (1661-1724, British), Statesman

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

E & S Harding, Publisher

After

Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723, British), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 200mm
width (print): 133mm
height (paper support): 214mm
width (paper support): 144mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, in three-quarter profile to the left as viewed. He wears full-length periwig and is dressed in robes of the Order of the Garter. He has the white staff of the Lord High Treasurer to his left as viewed and has the Garter Collar and Great George around his neck. In an oval frame.

Inscribed ‘ROBERT HARLEY EARL of OXFORD. Pubd. 12 July 1800 by S Harding 127 Pall Mall.’

Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer (1661-1724) British statesman, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p58.

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