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The First Meeting of the Society of Arts at Rawthmell's Coffee House, 22 March 1754

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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Painted by Miss Anna Zinkeisen, this incorporates the features of five members whose portraits can now be traced as: Dr Stephen Hales (at far end of table), Henry Baker and Viscount Folkestone (both standing), Lord Romney and William Shipley (centre of table, far side). The others present at the meeting were John Goodchild, Gustavus Brander, James Short, Nicholas Crisp, Charles Lawrence and Husband Messiter.

Royal Society of Arts

London


Date

1954

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 62 x W 74 cm

Accession number

RSA012

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

THE FIRST MEETING OF THE SOCIETY AT RAWTHMELL’S COFFEE HOUSE, 22 MARCH 1754 by ANNA ZINKEISEN, R.O.I., R.D.I., 1954


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