Martinus Folkes Arm.rSocietatisRegiae Socius.
Mezzotint, fine impression. Plate 342 x 248mm. 13½ x 9¾".
Martin Folkes (1690-1754) was an English antiquary based in London. He held positions such as President of the Royal Society, succeeding Sir Hans Sloane in 1741. A year later he was made a member of the French Academy. In 1793 he was elected one of the founding vice-presidents of London's Foundling Hospital, a charitable society for abandoned children.
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