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Image number: RS.13808
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier

Date

19th century

Sitter

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1764, French), Chemist

Creator

Charles Edward Wagstaff (1808-1850, British), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

Charles Knight, Publisher

After

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825, French), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 291mm
width (plate): 203mm
height (print): 428mm
width (print): 290mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, head inclined to the left as viewed and looking off to distance. He wears buckled wig and is dressed in a single breasted coat with cravat.

Inscribed ‘Engraved by C.E. Wagstaff. LAVOISIER. From the original Picture by David in a private collection at Paris. Under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. London, Published by Charles Knight, Ludgate Street Proof.’ Pencilled on the reverse ‘1743-94 Antoine-Laurent L- Chamist.’

Antoine Lavoisier was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1763.

Associated place

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