Portrait of Sir Benjamin Keene (1697-1757) William Camden Edwards
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Portrait of Sir Benjamin Keene (1697-1757)
Three quarter length portrait of Keene in a brocaded coat and waistcoat bearing the ribbon and star of the Order of the Bath. The sitter wears a shoulder length grey wig and carries a tri-corner hat his left hand, leaning this against a chair-back. In his right hand is a paper bearing the inscription: "Serenisimo et Potentis- Principi D.Ferdinando Hispaniorum et India Regi Catholico &c." An additional inscription appears above the sitter's head: "Sir Benn, Keene K.B. Ambr. Extray. & Plenipoy. To the Court of Spain. Died at Madrid: 15th Decr. 1759 Aged 61". Inscribed below: "W.C.Edwards. aqua. fort. 1841. from the Picture in the Town Hall Lynn. Publshd. by C.Muskett, Norwich, 1841." Sir Benjamin Keene was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1745.
Original: stipple engraving. 1841
- Image reference: RS-2125
- The Royal Society
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