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Image number: RS.9578
Credit: © The Royal Society

Portrait of Nehemiah Grew

Date

1800

Sitter

Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712, British), Botanist

Creator

James Newton (1748-1808, British), Engraver

After

Robert White (1645-1703, British), Engraver

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 266mm
width (print): 248mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Grew in wig, robe and neck-cloth. A sprig of plant appears above.

Inscribed: “NEHEMIAH GREW, M.D. SECRETARY TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY.”

The print has been trimmed, removing a view of Gresham College which appears at the bottom of this work.

Nehemiah Grew was elected a Fellow of Royal Society in 1671. He acted as Curator of Plants at the Royal Society 1672-1673.

Object history

Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.26. J.P.Gassiot Collection, purchased 1878.

Associated place

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