image faraday m, im001363
Image number: RS.13865
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Michael Faraday

Date

mid 19th century

Sitter

Michael Faraday (1791-1867, British), Physicist

Creator

John Cochran (active 1821-1865, British), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

After

Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875, British), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 115mm
width (print): 92mm
height (paper support): 179mm
width (paper support): 135mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Michael Faraday, seated to the right as viewed and looking to the left. He wears regency-style dress and has short curled hair in a central parting.

Inscribed ‘MICHAEL FARADAY, ESQ. F.R.S. M.R.I. F.G.S. &c.’ with facsimile signature below. Pencilled ‘1824’ on the paper support.

Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was a British chemist and physicist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1824.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p21.

Associated place

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