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Image number: RS.13907
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Lawrence Heister

Date

1729

Sitter

Lawrence Heister (1683-1758, German), Surgeon

Creator

Johann Georg Wolfgang (1662-1744, German), Engraver

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 191mm
width (print): 150mm
height (paper support): 225mm
width (paper support): 152mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Lawrence Heister turned to the right as viewed and looking out to viewer. He wears full-length periwig and is dressed in a fine overcoat with decorative trim to the collar and cuffs. Oval in a rectangular frame and upon a pedestal with heraldic badge.

Inscribed ‘LAVRENTIVS HEISTERVS D. MEDICIN. ac CHIRVRG. PROF. PVBL. HELMSTAD. Natus Francof. ad Moen An 1683. I.G. Wolffgang S.R. Sc. Berlin 1729.’ Pencilled ‘1730 FRS 1739 p55 Geo 2d /2p’.

Lawrence Heister (1683-1758) German surgeon, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1730.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p29.

Associated place

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