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Portrait of John Hunter (1728-1793) surgeon, United Kingdom, 1830-1839

This print of John Hunter (1728-1793), a Scottish surgeon and anatomist, is based on Sir Joshua Reynolds’ painting of 1789. Hunter built up a vast and varied collection of both human and animal anatomical specimens. This collection now forms the basis of the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

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Glossary: print

Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use just "prints."

Glossary: lithograph

Prints made using the process of lithography - a method for printing using a plate or stone with a completely smooth surface.