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Image number: RS.13933
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Hunter

Date

1847

Sitter

William Hunter (1718-1783, British), Physician

Creator

James Thomson (1789-1850, British), Engraver

After

Robert Edge Pine (b.1742, British), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 115mm
width (plate): 93mm
height (print): 139mm
width (print): 100mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of William Hunter seated at a desk with an open book. He wears mid-length periwig and is dressed in a coat with deep cuffs and shirt with lace cuffs.

Inscribed ‘William Hunter, M.D. F.R.S.’ and inked ‘William Hunter FRS’ on paper support with the sitters date of election pencilled lower left.

William Hunter (1718-1783) British physician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1767.

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

Associated place

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