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.
by William Parry
oil on canvas, circa 1775-1776
by William Walker
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