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Image number: RS.13934
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Hunter

Date

1817

Sitter

William Hunter (1718-1783, British), Physician

Creator

Benjamin Smith (1754-1833, British), Engraver

After

the younger Haughton (b.1762, British), Draughtsman
Mason Chamberlin the elder (1727-1787, British), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 169mm
width (print): 142mm
height (paper support): 225mm
width (paper support): 152mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of William Hunter inclined to the left and eyes to the right. He wears buckled wig with queue and is dressed in buttoned coat, waistcoat and neck tie.

Inscribed ‘WILLIAM HUNTER, M.D. F.R.S.’ and pencilled 1767’ on paper support.

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, p32.

Associated place

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