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William Harvey M.D.
William Harvey M.D. In the Collection of Dr Mead.
Bemmel pinx. J. Houbraken sculps. Amst 1738.
Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londini 1739.
Engraving. Sheet 360 x 225mm (14 x 9"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
Portrait of Dr William Harvey, bust directed to right but looking at the viewer, wearing gown and white collar; in an ornamental oval with a curtain; a drawing of the human arterial system in lower left, a rod of Asclepius and books lying in foreground. Harvey is famed for the the first detailed description of the circulation of the blood. From Thomas Birch's 'Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain'
See Ref 27512 for a rare proof.
[Ref: 41972]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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