London, Published 1.st Jan.y 1788 by W.m Sharp, No.8, Charles Street, Midd.x Hospital: B.B. Evans, corner of the Old Jewry, Cheapside, & W. Skelton, No. 23 Hay Market.
Engraving. Sheet size: 485 x 375mm (19 x 14¾"). Trimmed inside plate. Laid on backing sheet. Repairs.
A portrait of Scottish surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728 - 1793), three-quarter length seated to the right, his right hand holding a quill pen. Anatomy books, 'Natural History of Vegetables' and 'Natural History of Fossils', and an open book displaying anatomical drawings can be seen on the table next to a bell jar. The lower legs and feet of a skeleton are hanging behind to the right. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792), engraved by William Overend Geller (1834 - 1857). John Hunter was elected Fellow of the Royal Society and Surgeon to St George's Hospital in 1767, and in 1776 was appointed Surgeon Extraordinary to the King, making him one of the most celebrated surgeons of his time.
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