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Robertus Poole,
Robertus Poole, Doctor Medicinae AEtatis suae 35 An.o Dom: 1743
Aug.s Armstrong pinx. / J. Faber fecit.
Mezzotint with large margins, platemark 165 x 100mm (6½ x 4"). Paper tone; crease top right.
Robert Poole (1707/8-52), physician and theological writer. As a physician's pupil at St Thomas's Hospital he published (under a pseudonym) a meticulous description of the hospital, 'A Physical Vade Mecum [...]' (1741). He later travelled widely, studying in France and visiting Gibraltar and the West Indies. This portrait was included in his 'Journal from London to France and Holland, or, the Traveller's Useful Vade Mecum'. Only likeness.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 292 (only state). Wellcome Library no. 7916i.
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