|Artist||after Allan Ramsey|
|Published||for J. Hinton at the Kings Arms, Newgate Street. c. 1750|
|Dimensions||Image 158 x 98 mm, Sheet 187 x 110 mm|
Richard Mead born Aug. 11, 1673, London, died Feb. 16, 1754, London
was a leading 18th-century British physician who contributed to the study of preventive medicine. He was a physician to many of the leading figures of the day including George I, George II, Newton and Walpole. He encouraged the introduction of inoculation against smallpox. He was a great philanthropist and one of the first governors of the Foundling Hospital. He was also an unrivalled collector, whose old master paintings and ancient sculpture were available for study at his house in Great Ormond Street.