Portrait of Sir William Jones by James Posselwhite

Portrait of Sir William Jones

James Posselwhite

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Depth 3.8cm (1.5)
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Model is 5ft4in or 1.62m
Model is 5'4" (1.62m)

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Product details Portrait of Sir William Jones

Portrait of Sir William Jones

James Posselwhite

Half length portrait of Jones in a fur-trimmed robe with white lace neck-cloth and shirt cuffs. A book is held in his right hand, with the right arm resting against an architectural pillar. Inscribed: "Engraved by J.Posselwhite, from the Picture in the Hall of University College, Oxford. SIR WILLIAM JONES. WILLIAM MACKENZIE, GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, LONDON & NEW YORK." In pencil lower left "FRS 1772". Sir William Jones was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1772.

Original: stipple engraving

  • Image ref: RS-2093
  • The Royal Society

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