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Image number: RS.13920
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Hodgson

Date

1796

Sitter

William Hodgson (d.1824), Collector

Creator

Henry James Richter (1772-1857, British), Engraver

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 172mm
width (print): 102mm
height (paper support): 202mm
weight (paper support): 150mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of William Hodgson in three-quarter profile to the right as viewed. He wears jacket, waistcoat and necktie. In an oval frame.

Inscribed ‘Drawn & Engraved by Henry Richter. WILLIAM HODGSON. Published March 6th 1796.’ Pencilled ‘1807’ lower left hand corner.

William Hodgson (-1824) British book collector, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1807.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p29.

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