Sir James Edward Smith(1759-1828), Botanist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Botanist and founder of the Linnean Society of London; purchased the library and collections of the Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus, 1784. He published his most enduring work English Botany, 1790-1814, in 36 volumes and Flora Britannica 1800-4.
by William Ridley, published by Robert John Thornton, after John Russell
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