Martin Folkes Esq.r F.R.S.
Sold by Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square.
Mezzotint with large margins. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Some spotting.
Portrait of Martin Folkes, FRS (1690-1754), with a bust of Isaac Newton behind. An antiquary and natural philosopher, he became a member of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-four. After Sir Isaac Newton's death, Folkes lost out to Hans Sloane in a fiercely contested battle for the presidency, subsequently becoming vice-president. He became president of the Society of Antiquaries in 1750.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd;
[Ref: 34270] £260.00