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    Portrait of Abraham de Moivre

    Date
    1736
    Sitter
    Abraham de Moivre (1667 - 1754, French) , Mathematician
    Creator
    Joseph Highmore (1692 - 1780, British) , Painter
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (painting): 735mm
    width (painting): 620mm
    Subject
    Description
    De Moivre is within a painted oval, at half-length. He wears a dark, shoulder-length wig with a light brown coat, closed by a single button, and a white neck cloth.

    Abraham de Moivre was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1697.
    Transcription
    Jos. Highmore pinx. 1736.
    Object history
    Presented by Edward Montagu, 1769.

    The donation is recorded in the Society’s Journal Books: “An original portrait of the late Mr. De Moivre F.R.S. by Mr Highmore was presented from Edward Montagu Esq., F.R.S., and thanks were ordered for the same.” [Royal Society Journal Book Orginal JBO/27, p.226, meeting of 8 June 1769].
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > France
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9548
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