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    Portrait of Caroline Lucretia Herschel

    Date
    1912
    Sitter
    Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750 - 1848, British) , Astronomer
    After
    Melchior Gommar Tieleman (1784 - 1864, Belgian) , Artist
    Object type
    Image reference
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 314mm
    width (print): 255mm
    Subject
    Description
    Head and shoulders portrait of Caroline Herschel, aged 78 years. The sitter looks toward the viewer’s left and wears an elaborate lace collar and cap.

    Inscribed: “Caroline Herschel From an oil painting by Tielemann 1829. In the possession of Sir W.J. Herschel, Bart.”
    Transcription
    Caroline Herschel From an oil painting by Tielemann 1829. In the possession of Sir W.J. Herschel, Bart
    Object history
    Commissioned for The scientific papers of Sir William Herschel...edited under the direction of a joint committee of the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society (London, Royal Society and RAS, 1912). This print appeared in volume 2, facing p.651.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.1736
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