image bowerbank j s, im000476
Image number: RS.18220
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of James Scott Bowerbank

Date

1849

Sitter

James Scott Bowerbank (1797-1877, British), Geologist

Creator

Thomas Herbert Maguire (b.1821, British), Artist

Creator - Organisation

M & N Hanhart, Lithographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 350mm
width (print): 300mm

Subject

Content object

furniture
   > table

Description

Three quarter length portrait of James Scott Bowerbank looking directly out at the viewer. He wears a white shirt, a black cravat, suit and dinner jacket. He holds a rolled up manuscript in his right hand and rests his other upon a table top. Enclosed in an octagonal frame.

Inscribed below: ‘T. H. Maguire 1849’, and ‘J S Bowerbank M &N HANHART LITH PRINTERS’

The portrait formed part of a series titled Portraits of Honorary Members of the Ipswich Museum (1852): lithographic portraits by T. H. Maguire commissioned by George Ransome, founder of the Ipswich Museum.

James Scott Bowerbank (1797–1877), British geologist and zoologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1842.

Associated place

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