|Artist||John Faber the Younger after John Vanderbank|
|Published||Sold by I Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square. 1737|
|Dimensions||Image 333 x 251 mm, Plate 356 x 251 mm, Sheet 361 x 260 mm|
Martin Folkes (1690 - 1754) Antiquary and natural philosopher; born in London, Queen Street, Lincoln Inn's Fields. Folkes studied firstly at the University of Saumur and later from 1706 at Clare Hall, Cambridge. He was elected member of the Royal Society, and was named Vice-President of this institute in 1723 and became President (after Hans Sloane) from 1741 to 1753. President of the Society of Antiquaries in 1749-50. He travelled to Italy from 1733-5 and then to France. He had an extensive collection of books, paintings, engraved gems and coins as well as many prints and a few drawings.
Chaloner Smith 133.II
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Condition: Thread margins on all sides, small repair to top margin.