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Image number: RS.13914
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Christian Gottlob Heyne

Date

ca. late 18th century

Sitter

Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729-1812), Scholar

Creator

Christian Gottlieb Geyser (1742-1803, German), Engraver

After

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1751-1829, German), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 173mm
width (print): 110mm
height (paper support): 205mm
weight (paper support): 151mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Christian Gottlob Heyne, head turned in three-quarter profile to the left as viewed. Oval in a rectangular frame surmounted by swags and upon a pedestal inscribed with the sitter’s name.

Inscribed ‘CHRISTIAN GOTTLIEB HEYNE. I.H.Tischbein pinx. C.G.Geiffer Sc.’ Pencilled ‘1789’ in the lower left hand corner.

Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729-1812) German classical scholar and archaeologist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1789.

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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