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"Walter Charleton MD (1619-1707)"
CRE KNELLER, Godfrey, Sir; (English; 1646-1723)
oil on canvas
76.2 x 63.5
93.5 x 81.0
From the founder, William Hunter's collection. Walter Charleton, M. D., took his medical degree at the University of Oxford; he was still there during the Civil War in 1641, and was made the nominal physician to Charles I. In the 1650s, Charleton held a similar appointment to Charles II. A man of wide interest, his writings include medical works and translations, philosophical tracts and the antiquarian study "Chorea Gigantum", 1663, in which he argued that Stonehenge was built by the Danes. To this last work his friend Dryden prefixed his "Epistle to Dr. Charleton".
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