image Price P0102
Image number: RS.9279
Credit: © The Royal Society
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Portrait of Richard Price

Date

1788

Sitter

Richard Price (1723-1791, British), Philosopher

Creator

Benjamin West (1738-1820, American), Painter

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 925mm
width (painting): 725mm

Subject

Description

A three-quarter length seated portrait of the dissenter. Price wears a high-collared black coat and wig. His left arm leans against a table on which there is a copy of the Analogy of religion by Joseph Butler (1692-1752). He holds a sheet of paper, with a pair of spectacles in his right hand. The background bookcase volumes are not identifiable.

Richard Price was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1765.

Object history

Bequeathed by Arthur Morgan FRS, 1876 [The Record of the Royal Society of London (London, Harrison and Sons, 1901), p.183].

Associated place

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