John Harrison, oil painting

Made:
1767 in England
artist:
Thomas King
Painting of John Harrison (1693-1776)  /  Thomas King, c1767.  Oil on canvas; 125x100cm in gilt frame 144.5x120x8cm.  - Painting of John Harrison (1693-1776)  /  Thomas King, c1767.  Oil on canvas; 125x100cm in gilt frame 144.5x120x8cm.  - Detail from Painting of John Harrison (1693-1776)  /  Thomas King, c1767.  Oil on canvas; 125x100cm in gilt frame

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Painting of John Harrison (1693-1776) / Thomas King, c1767. Oil on canvas; 125x100cm in gilt frame 144.5x120x8cm. -
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Painting of John Harrison (1693-1776) / Thomas King, c1767. Oil on canvas; 125x100cm in gilt frame 144.5x120x8cm. -
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail from Painting of John Harrison (1693-1776) / Thomas King, c1767. Oil on canvas; 125x100cm in gilt frame
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painting. John Harrison (1693-1776) / Thomas King, c1767. Oil on canvas; 125x100cm in gilt frame 144.5x120x8cm. - Titled centre l, on chronometer, John Harrison. - Portrait: Sitter nearly TQL seated to L beside table holding in right hand, watch made to his design by John Jeffries 1753. Third timekeeper H3, for ascertaining Longitude, delineated in background L. Chronometrical drawing. l. Invention of compound pendulum, background R.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1884-217
Measurements:
frame: 1445 mm x 1200 mm x 80 mm,
image: 1250 mm x 1000 mm
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest