Sir Joseph Banks Bar.t.President of the Royal Society.
Published as the Act directs, May 16.th. 1789. Sold by W. Dickensin, Bond Str. J. Cary, Strand, W. Darling, Newport Str. T.Simpson, S.t. Paul's Church Yard and J. Collyer, White Lion Row, Islington.
Stipple with very large margins. Plate: 110 x 180mm, (4¼ x 7"). Laid on album sheet. Some surface dirt.
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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