Reference numberP/0242
TitlePortrait of Whitehurst, John
ArtistCraft, William Hopkins
DescriptionHalf-length portrait of John Whitehurst in profile, seated at a drawingboard. Dressed in a brown coat and waistcoat with a white shirt, he holds a pencil in his right hand. A volcano in the distance. Inscribed on the reverse "Portrait of / John Whitehurst FRS/ Author / of an Inquiry Into the / Original State and formation / of the earth / and other / Philosophical Works/ W H Craft Fect./ 1786". In gilt-metal laurel frame within ebonised wood.
Dimensionsh 255 x w 225 mm
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePresented to the Society by Sir Alexander Richardson Binnie (1839-1917), British civil engineer, 1897.

After a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, held at Derby Museum and Art Gallery (on loan from Mr. Nicholas Smith, 2007.)


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NA8029Whitehurst; John (1713 - 1788)1713 - 1788
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