Mr. William Wollaston. Done after the Marble Bust, in Her Majesty's Hermitage in the Royal Garden at Richmond.
Printed for Tho: Bowles in St.Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse, Cornhil. [n.d. c.1750]
Mezzotint. 362 x 257mm.
William Wollaston born March 26, 1659, Coton Clanford, Staffordshire, Eng. died Oct. 29, 1724, London. British Rationalist philosopher and moralist whose ethical doctrines influenced subsequent philosophy as well as that of his own time. After studies at the University of Cambridge, Wollaston became a schoolteacher in Birmingham (1682) and soon afterward was ordained a priest. In 1730 Queen Caroline commissioned a garden Hermitage with a series of marble busts by the English sculptor Michael Rysbrack to celebrate scientists and thinkers like Newton, Boyle, , Locke and the clergymen Samuel Clarke and William Wollaston.
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