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Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (1743-1820), Explorer and botanist
Sitter associated with 35 portraits
Naturalist, patron of science and President of the Royal Society, 1778-1820. Banks sailed with Captain Cook to the Pacific on his first voyage aboard the Endeavour, 1768-71, and compiled a unique natural history collection. Banks held a position of great influence in the scientific world and he advised on ventures such as the Kew Botanic Gardens and the first British colonies in Australia.