image hoblyn r, im002145
Image number: RS.13919
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Monument to Robert Hoblyn

Date

ca. late 18th century

Sitter

Robert Hoblyn (d.1756, British), Politician

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 188mm
width (print): 134mm
height (paper support): 217mm
weight (paper support): 152mm

Subject

Description

Study of the monument to Robert Hoblyn at St. Columb Church, Cornwall. Decorative plaque with a bust of Hoblyn in classical style with draped shoulders.

Inscribed ‘ROBERT HOBLYN of Nanswhyden Esqr. Died Nov 17. MDCCLVI. Aged XLVI.’

Robert Hoblyn (1710-1756) British politician and book collector, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1745.

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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