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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Stephen Hales (1677-1761), Natural philosopher, chemist and inventor

Chemist and inventor; presented to the perpetual curacy of Teddington, 1709, later also rector of Porlock, Somerset, and Faringdon, Hampshire; FRS, 1718, DD, Oxford, 1733; published Statical Essays (Vegetable Staticks and Haemostaticks), 1727-33, recording original work in experimental physiology; Admonition to the Drinkers of Gin, Brandy, etc. published anonymously, 1734; Philosophical Experiments, published 1739; invented among other mechanical contrivances, artificial ventilation, processes for preserving provisions at sea and distilling fresh water from the sea; Copley medallist, 1739, clerk to the Dowager Princess of Wales, 1751.

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Clark-Kennedy 1929
A. E. Clark-Kennedy, Stephen Hales, 1929.

Esdaile 1946
K. A. Esdaile, English Church Monuments 1510 to 1842, 1946.

Goodwin 1903
G. Goodwin, James McArdell, 1903.

The Works of James Barry Esq., Historical Painter, 1809.

Wood 1880
H. T. Wood, A Note on the Pictures by James Barry in the Great Room of the Royal Society of Arts, 1880.


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.