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Portrait of William Hunter (1718-1783)

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Bust-length against a dark background. According to Gibson 1983 this portrait is a copy of part of the original by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Hunterian Museum.

William Hunter began his career as an apprentice to William Cullen in Hamilton in 1737. He continued his studies in Edinburgh and then London. It was here that he established himself as an anatomist and man-midwife.

He graduated MD from the University of Glasgow in 1750 and became an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Hunter was an avid collector throughout his life and donated his collections of books, coins, and anatomical specimens to the University of Glasgow, which now make up the Hunterian collections.
Presented to the Royal Faculty by John Marshall Cowan MD FRFPSG.

Date

19th century

Identifier

97

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19th century

Materials

oil on canvas

Portrait of William Hunter (1718-1783)

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19th century

Materials

oil on canvas

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Portrait of William Hunter (1718-1783)

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Citation

style of Reynolds; Sir; Joshua (1723-1792); Artist, PRA, FRS, FRSA, “Portrait of William Hunter (1718-1783),” Heritage, accessed September 27, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/503.