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Image number: RS.13912
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Hey

Date

ca. 19th century

Sitter

William Hey (1736-1819, British), Surgeon

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 94mm
width (print): 78mm
height (paper support): 142mm
width (paper support): 101mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of William Hey in left profile. He wears buckled wig and is dressed in high-collared jacket and waistcoat.

Inscribed ‘WILLIAM HEY ESQ. F.R.S.’ pencilled ‘1775’ on paper support.

William Hey (1736-1819) British surgeon, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1775.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p30.

Associated place

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