The Right Hon: Sir Joseph Banks, Bart, K.B.President of the Royal Society. From an original Picture by T. Lawrence, Esq. R.A. in the Possession of Samuel Lysons, Esq.
Published Jan. 1. 1810 by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand London.
Stipple. 380 x 300mm (15 x 12"). Some foxing.
Half-length portrait of Joseph Banks (1743-1820) the famed naturalist and botanist, who found fame after an expedition to Labrador and Newfoundland and after accompanying James Cook on his first voyage around the Pacific. Banks held the position of President of The Royal Society for 41 and advised on the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Banks is depicted wearing his star of the Order of the Bath, his hand resting on a book titled 'The Royal Society'.
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