Benjamin Stillingfleet(1702-1771), Naturalist and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Botanist and author. In 1759 he published the first fundamental treatise in England advocating the principles of Linnaeus in classifying plants; this treatise included his own Observations on Grasses. Stillingfleet is also noteworthy for his cultural activities as a member of Elizabeth Montagu's blue-stocking circle and as a librettist for oratorios by Handel's successor, John Christopher Smith.
Make a donation
Support our Making History appeal and help us transform the Gallery.
A unique range of books, accessories and gifts. Every purchase supports the Gallery’s work.
Bring a familiar face home
Refresh your home gallery with a huge selection of custom art prints .