Robert John Thornton, British botanical and medical writer, 1799.

Bartolozzi, Francesco

 
Robert John Thornton, British botanical and medical writer, 1799.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving made in 1799 by Bartolozzi after Russell of a portrait of Robert John Thornton (c 1768-1837) with a scene below of the 'Entrance into that most noble Public Charity and admirable Medical Establishment Guy's Hospital' showing a woman holding her head in her hands whilst two men carry a wounded man on a stretcher through the hospital gates. Thornton studied at Guy's Hospital, London. His published works include 'New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus' and 'The British Flora'.

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10419533

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