Portrait of Daniel Colwall (d.1690) Robert White
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Portrait of Daniel Colwall (d.1690)
Oval head and shoulders portrait of Colwall, shown half-face to the right as viewed. Printed inscription beneath: 'Daniel Colwal Armiger, Musaei Regalis Societatis Fundator'. Frontispiece of the book Musaeum Regalis Societatis; or, A catalogue and description of the natural and artificial rarities belonging to the Royal Society, and preserved at Gresham Colledge, by Nehemiah Grew (second printing: London, 1686). Daniel Colwall was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1663, he served as its Treasurer from 1666 to 1679. The Royal Society's museum collection, or Repository, was established in the 1660s. In 1666 a donation from Daniel Colwall enabled the Society to add to the Repository a collection of 'natural rarities' which had been on public display in London near St Paul's Cathedral.
Original: engraving. 1681
- Image reference: RS-10410
- The Royal Society
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