Mr. William Wollaston. Done after the Marble Bust, in Her Majesty's Hermitage in the Royal Garden at Richmond.
Printed for Ca: Bowles in St.Pauls Church Yard, London.
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 362 x 257mm (14¼ x 10").
William Wollaston (1659-1724), moral philosopher. After studies at the University of Cambridge, Wollaston became a schoolteacher in Birmingham (1682) and soon afterward was ordained a priest. His major work was 'The Religion of Nature Delineated' (1724). 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. These were engraved and issued as a set of five 'philosophers of England' (Wollaston, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, John Locke and Samuel Clarke) with a view of the Hermitage prefixed.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 125 iii/iii; for an earlier impression of this print see ref. 2368; for the bust of Locke see ref. 32333.
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