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Reference numberP/0074
LevelItem
TitlePortrait of Hunter, John
ArtistHome, Robert
Datec.1772
DescriptionThree quarter length, right profile prortrait of John Hunter seated outdoors in a lightly wooded landscape. Hunter rests his left hand on the head of a dog, which in turn rests its head in Hunter’s knee. The dog is a breed between the Irish Wolf Hound and English Mastiff mentioned in Philosophical Transactions vol 77 [see Hunter, John, 1787, 'Observations tending to shew that the wolf, jackal, and dog, are all of the same species' in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. 77 p.253-266]
FormatPainting
MaterialsOil on canvas
Dimensions1270 x 1016 mm
NotesRobinson, Norman H and Forbes, Eric G 'The Royal Society catalogue of portraits' (London: Royal Society, 1980)
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePresented by Sir Everard Home FRS, 1850
Related materialdoi.org/10.1098/rstl.1787.0024 (Hunter, John, 1787, 'Observations tending to shew that the wolf, jackal, and dog, are all of the same species' in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. 77 p.253-266)
Related records in the catalogueIM/002317
CMP/2/56
CMP/2/57
CopiesColour transparency, Box N101, IM/002317
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7714Hunter; John (1728 - 1793); anatomist and surgeon1728 - 1793
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