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Image number: RS.12130
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait André Marie Ampère

Date

ca.1830s

Sitter

André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836, French), Physicist

Creator

Ambroise Tardieu (1788-1841, French), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 212mm
width (print): 152mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of André Marie Ampère, inclined slightly to the right as viewed. He wears regency-style clothes of high collared shirt, jacket, waistcoat and cravat.

Inscribed ‘Dessine d’aprés nature en 1825, et Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu. ANDRÉ MARIE AMPÈRE (Mathématicien et Physicien), Membre de l’Académie des Sciences, Professeur au Collège royal de France et à l’Ecole polytechnique, des sociétés d’Edimbourg, de Cambridge, de Genève, Helvétique, etc. Né à Lyon (Dépt. Du Rhône) le 20 Janvier 1775’ and pencilled ‘born 1775, died 1836’.

André Marie Ampère was a French physicist and mathematician.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.1

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