image hutton c, im002330
Image number: RS.13935
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Charles Hutton

Date

1823

Sitter

Charles Hutton (1737-1823, British), Mathematician

Creator

James Thomson (1789-1850, British), Engraver

After

William Wyon (b.1795, British), Medallist
the younger Haughton (b.1762, British), Draughtsman
Mason Chamberlin the elder (1727-1787, British), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 69mm
width (print): 69mm
height (paper support): 112mm
width (paper support): 95mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Charles Hutton after a medallion, in left profile. In a round frame.

Inscribed in ink on paper support ‘Charles Hutton FRS’ with date of election pencilled lower left and facsimile signature on separate paper, cut from the original print.

Charles Hutton (1737-1823) British mathematician elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1774 and served on the Council as Foreign Secretary from 1779-1784.

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

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