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Image number: RS.13872
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Flamsteed

Date

ca. 18th century

Sitter

John Flamsteed (1646-1719, British), Astronomer

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

After

Thomas Gibson (1675-1751, British), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 110mm
width (print): 85mm
height (paper support): 161mm
width (paper support): 120mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of John Flamsteed, turned to the left and looking back to viewer. He wears a black robe with white, squared collar.

Inscribed ‘JOHN FLAMSTEED. Astronomer Royal.’ And pencilled ‘1676’.

John Flamsteed was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1677.

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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