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John MacCulloch, M.D. F.R.S. &c. &c.: P.15111-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


John MacCulloch, M.D. F.R.S. &c. &c.


Printmaker: Wagstaff, Charles Eden
Publisher: Faulkner, Benjamin Rawlinson
Painter: Faulkner, Benjamin Rawlinson (After)




After the portrait by Rawlinson (c.1820; The Royal Society, RS.9737). Half-length portrait of the geologist, John MacCulloch (1773-1835), seated and resting his left hand on the arm of the chair. His right hand holds a pen poised over a sheet of paper on a table to the left. MacCulloch wears a long, plush, double-breasted jacket with a fur collar over dark trousers, his left leg crossed over his right. His white shirt is open at the collar in an informal manner without a cravat. A seal hangs below his coat to the left.


History note: There may have been a Guernsey connection relating the donor and this portrait of MacCulloch. Mrs Henry Melvill Gwatkin, nee Lucy de Lisle Brock, was the daughter of the Rev. Daughter of Rev. Thomas Brock, who was vicar of St John's church on Guernsey.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Henry Melvill Gwatkin, 1917-06

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-06) by Gwatkin, Mrs Henry Melvill


19th Century
Production date: 1837-04 AD 1837


Mezzotint with etching and stipple on chine collé. Lettered below the image with artists' names, title and publication line: 'B. R. Faulkner, Pinx.t' and 'Engraved by C. E. Wagstaff. / 14. Speldhurst Street, / Burton Crescent.'. Title engraved in open italics: 'John MacCulloch. / M.D. F.R.S. &c. &c.'. Scratched letters at lower left relating to MacCulloch's birth and death: 'Born in Guernsey, 6th Oct.r 1773 and died 21st 1835'. Publication line in lightly-engraved letters at lower centre: 'London, Published by B.R. Faulkner, 23 Newman S.t April, 1837'.

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Chine collé

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15111-R
Primary reference Number: 240139
Chaloner Smith: undescribed
O'Donoghue: 1
Russell (Chaloner Smith): undescribed
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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