Portrait of Thomas Willis George Vertue
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Portrait of Thomas Willis
Half-length portrait of Thomas Willis, turned slightly to the right [as viewed], in a decorative, oval frame. With long hair, deep collar with tassels, black gown with fringe on sleeves. Below, vials of liquid, a skull, an inkwell, quill and books are visible.
Inscribed below: ‘G. Vertue Sculp 1742 in the possession of Bronne Willis Esq.r Imprensis J & P Knapton Londini 1742’
Engraving from MS/648/3, Collectanea Newtoniana. A collection of prints and original artworks relating to Sir Isaac Newton, compiled and arranged by Charles Turnor, 1837.
Thomas Willis (1621–1675), British physician and natural philosopher, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1663.
- Image reference: RS-19507
- ©The Royal Society
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