Thomas Prior Esqr.

Late Secretary to the Dublin Society, To which Honorable Society this plate is most humbly inscribed by their Honours most obedient humble servant, Thomas Sillcock. /
as Marmore Van Nost ; Spooner fecit. 1752
Main Creator: Spooner, Charles, d.1767, engraver
Contributors: Joly, Jaspar Robert, 1819-1892, donor
Summary:Thomas Prior of Dublin; (1681-1751), first secretary to the Dublin Society (Royal Dublin Society); friend of Lord Chesterfield; three-quarter-length, standing, directed towards left, facing and looking to front, curled wig, long coat and vest through which ends of cravat pass, hat under right arm, gloves in hand, left hand on table to right, on which papers lie inscribed 'A List of the Absentees', curtain in background to left, rectangle.
Published / Created: Dublin : [s.n.] , 1752
Notes:This print and a print of Rev. Samuel Madden D.D. , also by Spooner, were put up for sale by subscription in Silcock's print shop Nicolas St, Dublin in 1753. See Strickland's "Dictionary for Irish Artists Volume II" pp. 398-9

With coat of arms

Physical description: 1 print : mezzotint ; image on sheet 35.5 x 25.8 cm.

Citations/References: Catalogue of Engraved Irish Portraits and Original Drawings / Rosalind M. Elmes. - Dublin : Stationery Office, [1938], p. 171

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