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Martin Folkes. Mezzotint by J. MacArdell, 174- (?) after T. Hudson.

Hudson, Thomas, 1701-1779.
Date
[between 1740 and 1749?]

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Description

Martin Folkes was a mathematician and antiquarian. He was president of the Royal Society (in succession to Sir Hans Sloane) from 1741 to 1753, and was a vice-president of the Foundling Hospital Folkes sits in the chair of the President of the Royal Society, inscribed with its motto Nullius in verba, and points to a box containing the statutes of the society

Lettering

Martin Folkes Esq.r President of the Royal Society ; Thos. Hudson pinx.t ; Ja.s McArdell fecit.

Publication/Creation

[London?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1740 and 1749?]

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 35.9 x 25.6 cm

Publications note

J. Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, London 1883, vol. 2, p. 860, MacArdell no. 68

G. Goodwin, British mezzotinters: James McArdell, London 1903, no. 145

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 562418i

Language

  • English


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