Item #3007733 Sir Josh. Banks. PORTRAIT, William Thomas FRY, engraver.

Sir Josh. Banks.

London: T. Boys, June, 1820.

Engraving, 140 x 90 mm.

Good portrait of Banks after Phillips, published quickly after the death of the great man in 1820. The elaborate border shows Banks surrounded by the accoutrements of science and natural history.

Good portrait of Banks after Phillips, published quickly after the death of the great man in 1820. The elaborate border shows Banks surrounded by the accoutrements of science and natural history.

As the caption to this portrait explains, this was newly engraved with the 'permission of Messrs. Colnaghi from their large Print after Thos. Phillips R.A. by W.T. Fry.' Banks died on 19 June 1820, which is why the caption here is so precisely dated to June of that year. It was evidently published quickly as a memento or souvenir of his passing.

An example of this portrait is known in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia.

Carter, Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820, p. 306; not in Nan Kivell & Spence.

Condition Report: Foxing.

Price (AUD): $450.00

US$290.97   Other currencies

Ref: #3007733

Condition Report