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Image number: RS.13910
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Johann Heinrich Heucher

Date

1744

Sitter

Johann Heinrich Heucher (1677-1747, Austrian), Physician

Creator

Johann Martin Bernigeroth (1713-1767, German), Engraver

After

Johann Christian Besler (active 1744), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 197mm
width (print): 151mm
height (paper support): 226mm
width (paper support): 151mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Johann Heinrich Heucher wearing short periwig and draped shoulders over coat and shirt. Framed in an arched window.

Inscribed ‘IOANNES HENRICVS DE HEUCHER Potentissimi Sarmatarum Regis Consiliarius Aulicus et Archiater, in Acad. Witteb. Therapeut. Prof et Senior Reg. Societ. Lond. Sodalis. Besler pinx J.NC. Bernigeroth sc. Lips. 1744.’ Pencilled ‘1729’ lower left hand corner.

Johann Heinrich Heucher (1677-1747) Austrian physician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1729.

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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