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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Martin Folkes (1690-1754), Antiquary

Antiquary and man of science; vice-president, 1723, and president, 1741-53, of the Royal Society; president of the Society of Antiquaries, 1750-54; published Tables of English Gold Coins, 1736, and Tables of English Silver Coins, 1745.

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Girouard 1966
Marc Girouard, 'Hogarth and His Friends', Country Life, CXXXIX, 1966.

Raspe 1791
R. E. Raspe, A Descriptive Catalogue of a General Collection ... by James Tassie, 1791.

Webb 1956
M. I. Webb, ‘Roubiliac Busts at Wilton', Country Life, CXIX, 1956.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.