Cromwell Mortimer, English physician, c 1740s.

 
Cromwell Mortimer, English physician, c 1740s.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Satirical engraving showing the English physician Cromwell Mortimer (b c1700 - d 1752), seated at a table studying diagrams, resting his feet on books by scientists including Boyle, Newton and Radcliffe. A demonic jester-like figure and accompanying verse mocks Mortimer. Mortimer promoted the incorporation of the Society of Antiquaries in 1750, edited the Royal Society's 'Transactions', and also wrote articles on chemistry.

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10303027

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