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28 Portraits in set:

17th and 18th century botanists by various engravers, published 1799-1810

28 stipple engraved portrait of 17th and 18th century botanists published by Dr Thornton between 1799 and 1810. The engravings are bound together in a volume titled ‘Portraits of Botanists’.

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Thomas Martyn with 'View of King's College Chapel, the Public Library and Senate House', by Giovanni Vendramini, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  John Russell - NPG D34336

Thomas Martyn with 'View of King's College Chapel, the Public Library and Senate House'

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by Robert John Thornton, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1799
NPG D34336

Sir John Hill with 'A View of the Royal Palace in Kew Gardens', by Giovanni Vendramini, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D34343

Sir John Hill with 'A View of the Royal Palace in Kew Gardens'

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by Robert John Thornton, after Francis Cotes
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 November 1799
NPG D34343

Robert John Thornton, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  John Russell, and by  William Woolnoth, after  James Elmes - NPG D34351

Robert John Thornton

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Russell, and by William Woolnoth, after James Elmes
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 May 1799
NPG D34351

Sir James Edward Smith with 'The Pursuit of the Shop containing the Linnaean Collection', by William Ridley, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  John Russell - NPG D34334

Sir James Edward Smith with 'The Pursuit of the Shop containing the Linnaean Collection'

by William Ridley, published by Robert John Thornton, after John Russell
stipple and line engraving, published 25 March 1800
NPG D34334

Stephen Hales, by William Hopwood, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Thomas Hudson, and after  Coates - NPG D34344

Stephen Hales

by William Hopwood, published by Robert John Thornton, after Thomas Hudson, and after Coates
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 December 1800 (circa 1759)
NPG D34344

Nehemiah Grew with 'Gresham College, where the first Meetings of the Royal Society were held', probably by James Newton, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Robert White - NPG D34354

Nehemiah Grew with 'Gresham College, where the first Meetings of the Royal Society were held'

probably by James Newton, published by Robert John Thornton, after Robert White
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 November 1800
NPG D34354

'Philosophers of the last Century' (John Mayow; John Evelyn), by James Caldwall, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34358

'Philosophers of the last Century' (John Mayow; John Evelyn)

by James Caldwall, published by Robert John Thornton
line engraving and etching, published 20 December 1800
NPG D34358

Jean Jacques Rousseau with 'The Tomb of Jean Jaque Rousseau', by James Caldwall, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D34340

Jean Jacques Rousseau with 'The Tomb of Jean Jaque Rousseau'

by James Caldwall, published by Robert John Thornton, after Allan Ramsay
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 July 1801
NPG D34340

William Withering with 'Dr Withering analysing the Queen's Bath at the request of the Court of Portugal', by William Ridley, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Carl Fredrik von Breda - NPG D34347

William Withering with 'Dr Withering analysing the Queen's Bath at the request of the Court of Portugal'

by William Ridley, published by Robert John Thornton, after Carl Fredrik von Breda
stipple engraving and etching, published 15 November 1801
NPG D34347

'Chemical Philosophers of the present Day' (Joseph Priestley; Antoine Lavoisier), by James Caldwall, after  John Opie, and after  Jacques Louis David, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34359

'Chemical Philosophers of the present Day' (Joseph Priestley; Antoine Lavoisier)

by James Caldwall, after John Opie, and after Jacques Louis David, published by Robert John Thornton
line engraving and etching, published 1 May 1801
NPG D34359

Charles Bonnet, by James Caldwall, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34345

Charles Bonnet

by James Caldwall, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 May 1802
NPG D34345

William Curtis with 'The Frontispiece to Mr Curtis' Flora Londinensis', by William Evans, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34348

William Curtis with 'The Frontispiece to Mr Curtis' Flora Londinensis'

by William Evans, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 March 1802
NPG D34348

Joseph Pitton de Tournefort with 'A Zephyr disclosing to an astonished world, the System of Tournefort', by William Hopwood, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34355

Joseph Pitton de Tournefort with 'A Zephyr disclosing to an astonished world, the System of Tournefort'

by William Hopwood, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 August 1802
NPG D34355

Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu with 'View of the Thuilleries at Paris', by William Evans, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Charles Thevenin, and after  Thomas Girtin - NPG D34339

Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu with 'View of the Thuilleries at Paris'

by William Evans, published by Robert John Thornton, after Charles Thevenin, and after Thomas Girtin
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 March 1803
NPG D34339

Erasmus Darwin, by William Holl Sr, after  J. Rawlinson, and by  Thomas Milton, after  Richard Corbould, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34341

Erasmus Darwin

by William Holl Sr, after J. Rawlinson, and by Thomas Milton, after Richard Corbould, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 February 1803
NPG D34341

George Shaw with 'Back View of the British Museum', by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and by  E.W. Thomson, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34342

George Shaw with 'Back View of the British Museum'

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and by E.W. Thomson, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 September 1803
NPG D34342

Sébastien Vaillant with 'A View of the Palais Royale', by James Hopwood Sr, after  Aubnet, and probably by  John Roffe, after  Surant, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34357

Sébastien Vaillant with 'A View of the Palais Royale'

by James Hopwood Sr, after Aubnet, and probably by John Roffe, after Surant, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published November 1803
NPG D34357

Daniel Rutherford with 'A distant View of Edinburgh', by William Holl Sr, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D34337

Daniel Rutherford with 'A distant View of Edinburgh'

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert John Thornton, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 June 1804
NPG D34337

Colin Milne with 'A View of Greenwich Hospital', by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and probably by  James Newton, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34346

Colin Milne with 'A View of Greenwich Hospital'

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and probably by James Newton, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1804
NPG D34346

John Ray with 'Britannia crowning Ray as the Prince of English Botanists', by William Holl Sr, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Thomas Uwins, and after  Unknown artist - NPG D34356

John Ray with 'Britannia crowning Ray as the Prince of English Botanists'

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert John Thornton, after Thomas Uwins, and after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1804
NPG D34356