Tag Archives: Portrait

Thomas Sydenham 1624-1689 physician

Thomas Sydenham was an English physician. He was the author of Observationes Medicae which became a standard textbook of medicine for two centuries so that he became known as ‘The English Hippocrates’. Among his many achievements was the discovery of a disease, Sydenham’s Chorea, also known as St Vitus Dance.

Artist: Sir Peter Lely

Size 14 x 9 cms

Price £10.00

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James Wolfe 1727-1759 General

General James Wolfe led the British attack on Quebec that ended French rule in Canada in 1759. He discovered a steep, unguarded path which enabled him to land his troops unobserved, however, Wolfe would never actually enter the city as he died the following day from his battle wounds. The importance of the conquest and his death, in the hour of victory, made Wolfe the eighteenth-century’s most moving tragic hero.

Artist: unknown

Size 17 x 10 cms

Price £12.00

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Robert Boyle 1627-1691

Robert Boyle FRS was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor. Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry, and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method

Artist: William Faithorne

Size 20 x 16 cms

Price £28.00

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Martin Archer Shee 1769-1850

The Irish-born Shee was primarily a portrait painter. He moved to London in 1788 where, after working as an engraver, he enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools in 1790. He was elected a full academician in 1805 An energetic reformer, Shee published Rhymes on Art, or the Remonstrance of a Painter (1800) which called for national support for the arts.

Artist: Sir Martin Archer Shee

Size 19 x 13 cms

Price £18.00

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Francis Bacon, 1561-1626. Lord Chancellor

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, PC QC was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism.

Artist: Jacobus Houbraken

Size 16 x 10 cms

Price £10.00

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