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Image number: RS.13911
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait Johannes Hevelius

Sitter

Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687, German/Polish), Astronomer

Creator

the elder Faber (1650-1721, Dutch), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

Thomas Bakewell, Publisher

After

Daniel Schultz (1615-1683, polish), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 165mm
width (print): 128mm
height (paper support): 178mm
width (paper support): 140mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Johannes Hevelius in an interior with a bookcase to the right and draped curtain to the left as viewed. He has shoulder length hair and is dressed in a robe with chain detail around the neck. He holds a quill in his right hand, which is resting on an open book or journal.

Inscribed ‘IOHANNES HEVELIUS Dantiscanus & c.Done from the Original Painting in ye Publ: Lib: att Oxford sold by Tho Bakewell next the Horn Tavern in Fleetstreet.’ Pencilled ‘1664’ on paper support.

Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) Polish astronomer, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1664.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p32.

Associated place

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