Sir Jph. Banks (Voyageur-Naturaliste,) Président de la société royale de Londres. Né à Revesby dans le Comté de Lincoln (Angleterre), en 1743. Mort à Londres, le 9 Mai 1820. BANKS, Ambrose TARDIEU, engraver.

Sir Jph. Banks (Voyageur-Naturaliste,) Président de la société royale…
Sir Jph. Banks (Voyageur-Naturaliste,) Président de la société royale de Londres. Né à Revesby dans le Comté de Lincoln (Angleterre), en 1743. Mort à Londres, le 9 Mai 1820.

Paris? circa 1824.

Stipple-engraved portrait, 204 x 120 mm.

French portrait of Sir Joseph Banks

Fine head-and-shoulders portrait of Sir Joseph Banks by Ambrose Tardieu. Banks is shown wearing the star and garter' the comments that the image was based on the painting by Sir Thomas Phillips, and the borrowing is certainly very clear. The caption also gives a potted biography of Banks, noting his death in London in 1820, and thus helping to date the engraving which was no doubt engraved and issued to mark his death.

Fine head-and-shoulders portrait of Sir Joseph Banks by Ambrose Tardieu. Banks is shown wearing the star and garter' the comments that the image was based on the painting by Sir Thomas Phillips, and the borrowing is certainly very clear. The caption also gives a potted biography of Banks, noting his death in London in 1820, and thus helping to date the engraving which was no doubt engraved and issued to mark his death.

Tardieu (1788-1841) was an accomplished engraver who published a series of portraits of great contemporary scientists including Volta and Ampere.

Nan Kivell & Spence, p. 20.

Price (AUD): $425.00  other currencies     Ref: #4103466

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