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Image number: RS.13906
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Richard Mead

Date

ca. 18th century

Sitter

Richard Mead (1673-1754, British), Physician

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

After

Allan Ramsay (b.1713, British), Portraitist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 113mm
width (print): 93mm
height (paper support): 145mm
width (paper support): 123mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Richard Mead in three-quarter turn to the right and looking out to viewer. He is seated on an upholstered chair in an interior with columns and drapery. He wears a fine overcoat with ruffled cravat and full-length periwig.

Inscribed on paper support ‘R. Head MD. FRS not FRS.’

Richard Mead (1673-1754) British physician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1703 and served on the Council between 1705 and 1730.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p31, listed as R. Head.

Associated place

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