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HOGARTH, William (1697–1764) after his painting

HOGARTH, William (1697–1764) after his painting

Martin Folkes Esqr. Wm. Hogarth Pinxt. et Sculpt

London: , 1741
Engraved portrait, image 320 x 238 mm; plate mark 335 x 240; leaf 394 x 297mm. Some light foxing and marginal staining; a light crease in the background, top right.
Bibliography: Paulson (1989) 160, fourth state; BM II, p. 229 no. 2; cf Driver, p. 56 no. 2.

Martin Folkes (1690–1754), antiquary and mathematician, educated at Clare College, Cambridge, was elected president of the Royal Society in 1741 when this portrait was commissioned; the painting now hangs in the Royal Society.