Portrait of William Cowper

Title

Portrait of William Cowper

Subject

Portraiture

Description

This mezzotint portrait of William Cowper was engraved by John Smith after an oil painting by John Closterman. It is signed by the artist and engraver in the bottom left and right corners of the portrait. Cowper is portrayed in a flowing wig, cravat, and robes. His name is signed delicately in a plate below his portrait, reading "Gulielmus Cowper Chirurgus" in Latin.

Creator

John Closterman (artist), John Smith (engraver)

Source

The Anatomy of Humane Bodies

Publisher

Printed at the theatre for Samuel Smith and Benjamin Walford, printers to the Royal Society.

Date

1698

Contributor

John Closterman
John Smith

Rights

Public Access (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2004)

Relation

The Anatomy of Humane Bodies

Format

Jpeg

Language

Latin

Type

Portraiture

Identifier

Seventeenth century English medical practice
Seventeenth century portraiture

Date Created

1698

Is Part Of

The Anatomy of Humane Bodies

Extent

40 x 28 cm

Medium

Mezzotint engraving

Bibliographic Citation

William Cowper. The Anatomy of Humane Bodies. Oxford, Printed at the theatre for Samuel Smith and Benjamin Walford, printers to the Royal Society, 1698.

Files

cowper_front.jpg

Citation

John Closterman (artist), John Smith (engraver), “Portrait of William Cowper,” U of G Omeka, accessed October 21, 2018, https://digex.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/2754.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:relation Item: The Anatomy of Humane Bodies, Allegorical Title Page
Item: Table 88: A Skeleton Risen from its Tomb dcterms:relation This Item

Geolocation

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Longitude: -0.09890089999999
Address: st pauls churchyard london