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Image number: RS.18212
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks

Date

1811

Sitter

Joseph Banks (1743-1820, British), Naturalist

Creator

William Daniell (1769-1837, British), Engraver

After

George Dance II (1741-1825, British), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 270mm
width (print): 200mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Joseph Banks in right profile [as viewed]. He wears a high-collared jacket with a shirt and cravat, his hair pulled back and tied by a ribbon.

Inscribed below: ‘The Right Honorable Sir Joseph Banks K.B.
President of the Royal Society
Geo Dance del June 27 1803 Published by Will.m Daniel No.9 Celeveland Street, Fitzroy Square London, June 1 1811’

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) British naturalist and patron of science was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1766 and served as its President from 1778-1820.

Object history

Original Dance II portrait dates to 1803.

Associated place

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