ROBERT STOTHARD (fl.1821-1857)
A PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM BOLLAERT IN CHILEAN COSTUME
signed and dated l.r.: R.J. STOTHARD 1830
oil on paper
22.6 X 17.5cm
William Bollaert (1807-1876) was a chemist, ethnologist and geographer. He became an assistant at the Royal Insitution at a mere thirteen, and worked for a number of scientists including Michael Faraday. He was one of the first Englishmen to cross the Atacama desert, received the Portugese War Medal from Maria II of Portugal and was made a Knight of the Order of the Tower and Sword, and travelled extensively in the Americas.
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