image howard j, im002272
Image number: RS.13930
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Howard

Date

1790

Sitter

John Howard (1726-1790, British), Philanthropist

Creator

Thomas Cook (1744-1818, British), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

William Bent, Publisher

After

Mather Brown (1761-1831, American), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 87mm
width (print): 73mm
height (paper support): 113mm
width (paper support): 101mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of John Howard in three-quarter profile to the right as viewed. He wears high-collared coat and buckled periwig. In an oval frame.

Inscribed ‘John Howard FRS’ and his election date pencilled lower left.

John Howard (1726-1790) British philanthropist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1756.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.30.

Associated place

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