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Image number: RS.12189
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Sir David Brewster

Date

1832

Sitter

David Brewster (1781-1868, British), Physicist

Creator

William Holl II (1807-1871, British), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

Fisher Son & Co., Publisher

After

Henry Raeburn (1756-1822, British), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 113mm
width (print): 91mm
height (paper support): 195mm
width (paper support): 148mm

Description

Half-length portrait of Sir David Brewster inclined to the right as viewed and looking off to distance. He wears regency-style jacket with high collared shirt and cravat.

Inscribed in pencil on paper support ‘1815 Sir D Brewster’

Sir David Brewster was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1815.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.4

Associated place

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