By VIRTUE, Geo[rge]; after T[homas] GIBSON, 1721
Johannes Flamsteedius Derbiensis Astronomiae Professor Regius Anno Aetatis 74 Obijt Decem: 31 1719.
- Author: VIRTUE, Geo[rge]; after T[homas] GIBSON
- Publication place: [London
- Publisher: George Vertue
- Publication date: c1721].
- Physical description: Engraved portrait.
- Dimensions: 328 by 224mm. (13 by 8.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17786
The present half-length portrait shows Flamsteed sitting with one hand at his breast in a sign of sincerity and honour, dressed in an academic gown with bands at his neck, and wearing a peruke. It was published as an engraving in 1721 by George Vertue, one of London’s most successful publishers who issued over 20,000 prints over the course of his career. It is drawn after a 1712 painting by Vertue’s master, the portraitist Thomas Gibson.
- Wellcome: 988–1
- BM 1958,1006.2725