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    Portrait of Richard Waller

    Date
    18th century
    Sitter
    Richard Waller (1660 - 1715, British) , Natural philosopher
    Creator
    Thomas Murray (1663 - 1735, British) , Painter
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (painting): 754mm
    width (painting): 632mm
    Subject
    Description
    Half-length oval portrait of Richard Waller, his body half-turned to the viewer’s left. Dressed in a grey shoulder-length wig, white shirt and neck-cloth, with a peach-coloured robe.

    Richard Waller was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1681.
    Transcription
    69
    RIC. WALLER ARM. REG. SOC. SECRET
    RICHARD WALER. SECRETARY 1687-1709. By THOMAS MURRAY
    Object history
    Presented by Richard Waller, 1711.

    The donation is recorded briefly in Council Minutes: “Mr Waller presented his Picture to the Society, for which he was thanked.“ [Royal Society Minutes of Council, Original, CMO/2, meeting 30 May 1711, p.189].
    Associated place
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          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9666
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