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Image number: RS.13932
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Alexander von Humboldt

Date

1815

Sitter

Creator

Harriet Turner (active 1815), Engraver

After

Thomas Phillips (1770-1845, British), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 151mm
width (plate): 113mm
height (print): 217mm
width (print): 152mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Alexander von Humboldt in left profile.

Inscribed ‘Alexander von Humboldt. Etched by Mrs T. from an original sketch by T. Phillips Esq R.A. 1815.’

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German naturalist and traveller, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1815.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p30.

Associated place

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