|Artist||John Richardson Snr. after George Vertue|
|Dimensions||Image 161 x 96 mm, Sheet 165 x 100 mm|
Portrait of the celebrated Physician Daniel Turner, half-length to left, with head turned to look to front; wearing a cloak, and cravat around his neck; in an oval frame, placed on a pedestal, inscribed with Nullis in Verba, the motto of the Royal Society.
Jonathan Richardson Snr (1667-1745). Portrait painter, writer on art, collector and etcher; student of the painter John Riley; both he and his son Jonathan Richardson Junior were among the best art connoisseurs of the period, particularly in works of the Italian School and together they published a series of travel notes in 1722 entitled 'An Account of some of the Statues, Bas-reliefs, Drawings and Pictures in Italy' (2 vols.); alone, Richardson Senior wrote 'Essay on the Theory of Painting' (1715), 'Essay on the whole Art of Criticism in Relation to Painting' and 'An Argument on behalf of the Science of a Connoisseur'.
Condition: trimmed to iamge on three sides, slight loss of margins centre left and right.