Sir William Read, British empiric, 18th century.

Faithorne, William

 
Sir William Read, British empiric, 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

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Portrait drawn and engraved by William Faithorne, of Sir William Read (d 1715). Read was an empiric, or quack doctor, who acquired fame for curing seamen and soldiers of blindnes. He became royal oculist to Queen Anne (1665-1714) and was knighted in 1705.

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