Credit: ©The Royal Society
    Image number: RS.19503

    Portrait of John Ker

    Date
    1741
    Sitter
    1st Duke of Roxburghe John Ker (1675 - 1741, British) , Politician
    Creator
    John Faber the younger (1684 - 1756, Dutch) , Engraver
    After
    Jonathan Richardson the elder (1665 - 1745, British) , Painter
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 242mm
    width (print): 165mm
    Subject
    Description
    Three quarter length portrait of John Ker, his hand resting on a nearby table, looking directly out at the viewer. He wears a wig, a white, lace collar, decorative shawls, and several medals across his torso.

    Inscribed below: ‘J Richardson pinx 1725 J Faber fecit 1741
    His Grace John Duke of Roxburgh &c.
    Principall Secretary of State to her Majesty Queen Ann in 1704. And appointed by his Majesty King George the 1st on his Accession to the Crown […]’

    Engraving from MS/648/2, Collectanea Newtoniana. A collection of prints and original artworks relating to Sir Isaac Newton, compiled and arranged by Charles Turnor, 1837.

    John Ker, 1st Duke of Roxburghe (c.1680-1741), Scottish politician and Secretary of State, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1707.
    Object history
    Charles Turnor presented his Collectanea Newtoniana. Being a selection of the most authentic engraved portraits of Sir Isaac Newton Knt., and other eminent Philosophers Mathematicians and Distinguished Men … to the Royal Society in 1837.
    Related fellows
    Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727, British) , Natural philosopher
    Charles Turnor (1768 - 1853) , Collector
    Associated place
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