Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 01.C.25
Object Name Engraving
Title Engraving with Portrait of Peter Collinson
Artist S. Trotter
Date 18th c.
Description Oval, 3/4 portrait bust of Peter Collinson in center with "PETER COLLINSON. F.R.S. SAS." outside bottom perimeter. Signed "Trotter. S." at bottom right, under portrait. At bottom in script: "Hinc, quce Natura negabat Visibus humanis Oculis ca Pectoris hausit. Cumque Animo, it vigili perspescerat omnia cura; In medium discenda dabat." In gilt, wooden frame behind glass.
Label Peter Collinson was an 18th-century English merchant and botanist. He wrote a number of essays on natural history topics for British journals, and his extensive network of correspondents in Europe and North America placed Collinson at the nexus of the community of 18th-century European and American natural scientists. Collinson was known for his tireless support of the work of others and for his friendships with naturalists John Bartram and John Fothergill, and Benjamin Franklin. Collinson was also an early patron of the APS, although not a member.
Medium Engraving
Dimensions H-7.75 W-5.625 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms 18th century
eighteenth century
science
scientist
botany