Portrait of George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield (1697-1764) Thomas Hudson
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Portrait of George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield (1697-1764)
Three-quarter length portrait of Macclesfield, dressed in a grey, heavily brocaded coat over which he wears red and ermine robes, showing a lace collar and cuffs. Macclesfield is seated on a gilded chair with green upholstery surmounted by a coronet. To the viewer's right is a table upon which rests a silver inkwell in the shape of a shell. This contains red sealing wax, with a quill pen in one of two glass bottles and a loose letter behind, the address leaf partially visible. Macclesfield holds a roll of paper in his right hand. George Parker was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1722, he served as its President from 1752 to 1764.
Original: oil on canvas, 1270x1010mm. 1754
- Image reference: RS-9663
- The Royal Society
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