image harrison j, im001965
Image number: RS.13904
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Harrison

Date

1788

Sitter

John Harrison (1693-1776, British), Instrument maker

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

John Sewell, Publisher

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 97mm
width (print): 80mm
height (paper support): 159mm
width (paper support): 122mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of John Harrison in left profile, wearing buckled wig. Possibly after a medallion. In an oval frame.

Plate to European Magazine.

Inscribed ‘JOHN HARRISON Inventor of the Time Keeper.'

John Harrison (1693-1776) British clock maker who invented the marine chronometer, 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, p31.

Associated place

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