Dr. William Herschel (1738-1822), astronomer

Made:
1814 in England
maker:
Friedrich Rehberg
engraver:
James Godby

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Engraving: stipple: Portrait of Dr William Herschel (1738-1822), astronomer, Engraving by James Godby of a drawing made
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Engraving: stipple: Portrait of Dr William Herschel (1738-1822), astronomer, Engraving by James Godby of a drawing made
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Engraving; stipple. Portrait of Dr. William Herschel (1738-1822), astronomer, Engraving by James Godby of a drawing made by Fr. Rehberg in 1814. Platemark 31x22.6cm, image 24.2x19.7cm. Dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks. - With detailed citation of Herschel. - Portrait of William Herschel, HL to R before sky with crescent moon and stars; "The background represents part of the Constellation of Gemini, with a telescopic aspect of the Georgium Sidus, as it was discovered by Dr. Herschell at Bath, ...1781"

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1989-58
Measurements:
image: 242 mm x 197 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
credit:
Grosvenor Prints

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