Martin Folkes. Mezzotint by J. MacArdell, 174- (?) after T. Hudson.
- Hudson, Thomas, 1701-1779.
- [between 1740 and 1749?]
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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
Martin Folkes Esq.r President of the Royal Society ; Thos. Hudson pinx.t ; Ja.s McArdell fecit.
[London?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1740 and 1749?]
1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 35.9 x 25.6 cm
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
Wellcome Library no. 562418i