image Karsten W J G, IM002481
Image number: RS.13957
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten

Date

ca. late 18th century - early 19th century

Sitter

Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten (1732-1787, German), Mathematician

Creator

S Halle (active 1803), Engraver

After

Daniel Beyel (b.1760, Swiss), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 230mm
width (print): 140mm
height (paper support): 234mm
width (paper support): 149mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten in right profile. He wears buckled wig with queue and is dressed in buttoned jacket with shirt and cravat. In an oval frame.

Inscribed ‘W.I.G.KARSTEN. Professor zu Halle. Geb: d. 15 Dec 1732 gest d.17 April 1787. D: Beyel del. S. Halle Sc.’

Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten (1732-1787) German mathematician, he was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p39.

Associated place

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