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Image number: RS.13138
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of George Biddell Airy

Date

1850s

Sitter

Sir George Biddell Airy (1801-1892, British), Astronomer

Creator

Unknown, Photographer

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 226mm
width (print): 174mm
height (mount): 401mm
width (mount): 294mm

Subject

Description

Full length studio portrait of Sir George Biddell Airy, seated with his left hand resting upon a small cloth-covered table. The sitter is in near profile, facing to the right as viewed.

Sir George Biddell Airy (1801-1892) British astronomer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1836 and served as President of the Royal Society 1871-1873.

Associated place

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