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Image number: RS.13917
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Benjamin Hobhouse

Date

ca. 19th century

Sitter

Benjamin Hobhouse (1757-1831), Barrister

Creator

Unknown, Printmaker

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 109mm
width (print): 84mm
height (paper support): 187mm
weight (paper support): 136mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Benjamin Hobhouse seated with his right arm resting on the back of the wooden chair. He wears regency-style clothing and has short hair with side-whiskers.

Inscribed ‘Sir BENJAMIN HOBHOUSE, Bart. F.R.S. &c &c.’ pencilled ‘1798’ lower left hand corner.

Benjamin Hobhouse (1757-1831) British barrister, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1798.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p31.

Associated place

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