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Image number: RS.13909
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Frederick William Herschel

Date

ca.1835

Sitter

John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871, British), Mathematician

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

After

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

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 111mm
width (print): 78mm
height (paper support): 117mm
width (paper support): 83mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of John Frederick William Herschel inclined to the right as viewed and looking out to viewer. He wears regency-style clothes of high-collared shirt with cravat.

Inscribed on paper support ‘Sir J.W. Herschell Bart FRS. 1813. C.1835.’

John Herschel was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1871.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p31.

Associated place

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