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Portrait of Hans Sloane

Date

1716

Sitter

Hans Sloane (1660-1753, Irish), Physician

Creator

Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723, British), Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 762mm
width (painting): 629mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Sir Hans Sloane in a painted oval, body turned to the left as viewed. Sloane wears a shoulder-length grey wig, brown coat and has a white lace-trimmed neck-cloth.

Hans Sloane was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1685, he served as its President from 1727 to 1741.

Transcription

Sr. Hans Sloane Baronet 1716
SR. HANS SLOANE
Exhibition of portraits of Great Irish men and women, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 24th June-24th July 1965. No.201. Lent by the Royal Society.
James Bourlet and Sons Ltd., Fine Art packers, frame makers. N.28754
R.Society frame 2
SIR HANS SLOANE, Bart., Pres.R.S. by SIR GODFREY KNELLER.

Object history

Presented by Sir Hans Sloane, 1716.

Noted in the Society’s Journal Book: “Sir Hans Sloane’s Picture was presented by him to the Society for which he received their Thanks”. [Royal Society Journal Book, Original, JBO/12, meeting of 6 December 1716, p.136].

President and Council agree to loan portrait of Sir Hans Sloane along with portraits of Dr Wollaston and Dr E W Gray to the Nottingham Art Gallery, 1892. Letter from Herbert Rix to G H Wallis, Jul 1892. NLB/6/728

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