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Richard Mead

(1673-1754), Physician

Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Having trained in Leiden in the 1690s, Richard Mead became the leading surgeon in early eighteenth-century Britain. He earned great sums attending many of the era's leading figures including Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Robert Walpole. He was also physician to George I, George II and Queen Caroline whom he encouraged to inoculate the royal children against smallpox.

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Richard Mead, by Allan Ramsay, and  studio of Allan Ramsay - NPG 15

Richard Mead

by Allan Ramsay, and studio of Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, 1740
NPG 15

possibly Richard Mead, by Unknown artist - NPG D5243

possibly Richard Mead

by Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1710-1750
NPG D5243

Richard Mead, by Arthur Pond - NPG D5241

Richard Mead

by Arthur Pond
etching, 1739
NPG D5241

Richard Mead, by William Say, after  Arthur Pond - NPG D11368

Richard Mead

by William Say, after Arthur Pond
mezzotint, (1743)
NPG D11368

Richard Mead, by Richard Houston, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D38350

Richard Mead

by Richard Houston, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, (1747)
NPG D38350

Richard Mead, by Bernard Baron, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D5242

Richard Mead

by Bernard Baron, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, mid 18th century (1747)
NPG D5242

Richard Mead, published by John Hinton, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D14115

Richard Mead

published by John Hinton, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, circa 1747-1753 (1747)
NPG D14115

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Richard Mead

by Richard Houston, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, (1747)
NPG D19428

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Dawn

16 July 2018, 15:51

Son of Matthew Mead 1629-99, who is also in the collection.

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