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Image number: RS.8833
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Michael Faraday

Date

1863

Sitter

Michael Faraday (1791-1867, British), Natural philosopher

Creator

John Watkins (1823-1874, British), Photographer

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 85mm
width (print): 54mm

Subject

Description

Carte-de-visite full length studio portrait of Michael Faraday. Faraday is seated and reading a newspaper wearing spectacles. Inscribed verso [by William Fletcher Barrett]: “Faraday. This is a very life-like portrait; it was I think given me by Faraday about 1863”. Engraved verso: “Photographed by John Watkins, 34 Parliament Street. Published by Mason & Company, 7 Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, London”.

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