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Sir Hans Sloane, Bt (1660-1753), Physician and collector

Sitter in 8 portraits
Born in Ireland, Sloane travelled to London and then France where he took a degree in medicine. After a brief period in Jamaica as physician to the governor, Sloane returned to England with a major collection of plant and animal specimens. He became physician to Queen Anne in 1712 and physician-general to the army in 1716 and he was made a baronet. In 1713, Sloane purchased the Manor of Chelsea and its estate. This he leased to the Society of Apothecaries who had founded the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1673. In 1727, Sloane became President of the Royal Society, a post he kept for fourteen years. His collection and library formed the nucleus of the British Museum..

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Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by Stephen Slaughter
oil on canvas, 1736
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 569

D6770

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by John Faber Jr, published by Philip Overton, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, 1728
NPG D6770

D8749

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by John Faber Jr, published by Robert Sayer, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, 1728 or after
NPG D8749

D18981

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by John Faber Jr, published by Philip Overton, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, 1728
NPG D18981

D9148

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1729 (1716)
NPG D9148

D27596

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D27596

D6771

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, after 1728
NPG D6771

D14028

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1775-1800
NPG D14028