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William Hogarth, Martin Folkes

Martin Folkes, 1742

William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)

RA Collection: Art

Portrait of the mathematician and antiquarian Martin Folkes (1690-1754), engraved by William Hogarth after his own portrait of 1741, which Folkes bequeathed to the Royal Society, London, where it remains. In 1713 Folkes was elected to the society aged just twenty-three.

One notable difference from the painting is the presence, in the print, of a broken column on the left, which has been interpreted as a Masonic symbol (Folkes was a prominent Freemason).

Object details

Martin Folkes
William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)
Object type

281 mm x 228 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
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Hogarth's prints. Vol. I. - [s.l.]: [n.d.]

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