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Image number: RS.13921
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Thomas Hollis

Date

ca. 18th century

Sitter

Thomas Hollis (1720-1774, British), Philosopher

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 91mm
width (print): 78mm
height (paper support): 112mm
weight (paper support): 110mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Thomas Hollis in right profile. He wears buckled wig with queue. In an oval frame.

Inscribed ‘THOMAS HOLLIS, Esqr. F.R.S.’ and inked ‘Thomas Hollis FRS’ on paper support with his date of election pencilled lower left.

Thomas Hollis (1720-1774) British political philosopher, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1757.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p30.

Associated place

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