[Laurie & Whittle 1794]
Mezzotint, rare, sheet 315 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark lower edge, losing publication line; glued to backing sheet.
William Harvey (1578-1657), physician and discoverer of the circulation of the blood. While Harvey's discoveries are now universally acknowledged, he met with much opposition during his own time. This portrait wrongly claims to be after van Dyck- more likely the source image is by Cornelis Janssens. The engraving is by James MacArdell, but he left the plate unfinished at the time of his death. This is the published state (after additional work by another hand), issued by Laurie & Whittle in 1794.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Goodwin 114 ii/ii; CS (MacArdell) 102 ii/ii; O'D 8. Wellcome collection: 4026i.
[Ref: 34125] £220.00