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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Richard Livesay, 1753–1826, British
Title:

Dr. John Fothergill

Additional Title(s):

John Fothergill M.D. F.R.S.

Date:
1782
Medium:
Stipple engraving in brown ink on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 5/16 x 6 7/16 inches (23.6 x 16.4 cm), Plate: 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches (20.7 x 13.3 cm), and Image (oval): 4 5/16 x 3 7/16 inches (11 x 8.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "Juer 1790"; far lower right: "2/6"

Lettered, center left on oval: "R.d Livesay pine[?r]"; center right on oval: "F. Bartolozzi sculp:"; center: "JOHN FOTHERGILL M.D. F.R.S."; lower center: (in latin) "Cui suas artes, sua dona laetus | Et herbam et Venae salientis ictum | Scire concefsit, celerem et medendi | Delius usum."; lowest center: "From a Bust in the Possesion of D.r Lettsom"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.608
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buttons | coat | medicine | oval | physician | portrait | science | wig
Associated Places:
England | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Fothergill, John (1712–1780), physician and naturalist
Lettsom, John Coakley (1744–1815), physician and philanthropist
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52134
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