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Patrick Russell medical portrait engraving Dance Daniell

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Patrick Russell MD

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Original antique portrait print


Patrick Russell (1726 - 1805) was a Scottish surgeon and naturalist who worked in India. He studied the snakes of India and is considered the 'Father of Indian Ophiology'. The Russell's viper, Daboia russelii, is named after him. In 1785 Russell had been appointed by the Governor of Madras, Botanist or Naturalist to the East-India Company. He wrote works on Indian plants and fish as well as snakes. Dance was an architect, draughtsman and founder member of the Royal Academy. This portrait comes from a series of chalk portraits that he did of his friends, 72 of which were engraved and published (1808-1814) by Daniell who was an engraver as well as a reknown landscape painter. Accompanied by original descriptive text.

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artist William Daniell RA (1769-1837) after George Dance the Younger (1741-1825)
method Soft ground etching
date 1811
size 270mm by 200mm (platemark)
SKU PT3186