Christopher Pegge

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Portrait of: Christopher Pegge
By: John Samuel Agar
After: Thomas Uwins
Style: Aquatint stipple and line engraving
Date: 1813
Published: R. Ackermann, London
Dimensions: 29. 9 x 25. 1 cm

Christopher Pegge (1765-1822) was a physician born in London. He studied atChrist Church, Oxford. He earned his BM and MA as a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford in 1789. He practised and taught medicine in Oxford earning the postof Lee's Reader in anatomy at Christ Church and being elected a physician tothe Radcliffe Infirmary in the same year, 1790. In 1795 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society and a year later of the Royal College of Physicians. Hedelivered the college's Harveian oration in both 1805 and 1817. In 1801 hewas appointed Regius Professor of physic. According to P. W. J. Bartrip, his propensity to wear the traditional costume of this post, cocked hat, wig, and gold-headed cane, was noted as an unusual characteristic that was rejectedby his successor.

This image of Pegge describes him only as ‘A doctor of Physic, Full Dress’. This is one of the few colour images in the collection depicting Pegge in hisceremonial congregation robes.

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