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Image number: RS.18222
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Robert Brown

Date

1850

Sitter

Robert Brown (1773-1858, British), Botanist

Creator

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

Creator - Organisation

M & N Hanhart, Lithographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 290mm
width (print): 240mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

furniture
   > chair

Description

Three quarter length portrait of Robert Brown turned to the left [as viewed]. He wears a white shirt, a black cravat, suit and dinner jacket, and sits in a mahogany chair, the turned handles of which are visible on either side of him.

Inscribed below: ‘T. H. Maguire 1850 Robert Brown 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 Maguire commissioned by George Ransome, founder of the Ipswich Museum.

Robert Brown (1773–1858) British botanist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 1811.

Associated place

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