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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery William Hunter Collections:
GLAHA 9116


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GLAHM 9116: John Paterson, Esquire 1777 - click to view larger image

John Paterson, Esquire 1777

mezzotint

CRE WATSON, Thomas; (English; 1743-1781) AFTER REYNOLDS, Joshua, Sir; (English; 1723-1792)


Materials:
printed in black on laid paper
Dimensions:
37.8 x 27.8 61 x 39 (sheet)
Frame:
AtU
References:
29 SMITH, John Chaloner 1880 British Mezzotinto Portraits, London, Henry Sotheran and Co. 1878-1883, 4 vols
Notes:
John Paterson was grandson of the last Archbishop of Glasgow; he may have been known to William Hunter through his position as clerk to the Barber-Surgeons in London; he was a city solicitor who carried out improvements in London, one of which is alluded to in the image: he clutches a sheet of paper on which is inscribed his plan to raise money for completing Blackfriars Bridge. The architect of Blackfriars Bridge was the Scot Robert Mylne, who also built 16 Gt Windmill Street for Hunter in 1765-7. Paterson died in 1789, aged 85. Possibly he is the same John Paterson in whose office George Garrick, brother of the actor David Garrick, received a legal training.
Keywords:
PORTRAIT : SOLICITOR : BARBER-SURGEONS : BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE : HUNTER 2007 :

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