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Image number: RS.13913
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Hewson

Date

ca. 19th century

Sitter

William Hewson (1739-1774, British), Surgeon

Creator

[?] Henry Robinson (active 1827-1843, British), Engraver

After

Benjamin Vandergucht (b.1753, British), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 213mm
width (print): 135mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of William Hewson in three-quarter to the left as viewed. In an oval frame.

Inscribed ‘William Hewson, F.R.S. Vandergucht Pinxt H. Robinson Sct.’

William Hewson (1739-1774) British surgeon and anatomist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1770.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p32.

Associated place

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