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Painting. [Mrs. Sage] / artist unknown, 1785. Oil on canvas, 77x 63cm or 92 x 78.5 x 11 cm in gilt frame. Portrait, HL, of Mrs. Letitia Ann Sage, 'The first English female aerial traveller' in Lunardi's balloon ascent of 29 June 1785; with balloon motif. Head, bust, white fur mantle, hat and half-veil. aeronaut/balloonist
Joseph Wright of
Painting. Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792), by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1790. Oil on canvas; 76.5x64.2cm in gilt frame 80.5x93.5x6.5cm. After the full length oil commissioned by the sitter, 1789-90. Commissioned from Wright by Jedediah Strutt, friend and patron of sitter; by family descent, the 'Belper' Arkwright; in contemporary Belper family frame. Portrait: HL looking to L, in red coat with striped yellow-green waistcoat.
Portrait of Francois Justin Vulliamy (1712 – 1797)
Oil on canvas portrait of Francois Justin Vulliamy (1712 – 1797).
Posthumous portrait of George Daniels
Posthumous portrait of George Daniels by John Walton, RP, 2011.
Portrait of Benjamin Gray (1676 – 1764)
Portrait of Benjamin Gray (1676 – 1764), oil on canvas, attributed to J. Davison, mid 18th century.
Portrait of Edward East
Portrait miniature, believed to be of Edward East, c.1650. Artist unknown
Portrait of the Reverand Henry Nelthropp MA, FSA (1820 – 1901)
Portrait of the Reverand Henry Nelthropp MA, FSA, by D. A. Werschmidt
Portrait of Thomas Vickery (1882 – 1945)
Portrait of Thomas Vickery (1882 – 1945) by unknown artist, possibly Vickery himself, 1936.
Portrait oil painting of John Arnold and family 1783-1787
Painting. John Arnold and family / Robert Davy, [1783-1787]. Oil on canvas; 106x129cm in gilt frame, unglazed, 124x147x8cm. Group portrait depicting the watch and chronometer maker John Arnold (1736-1799) examining a chronometer, his son John Roger Arnold (1769-1843), active from 1783 as a watchmaker, and his wife Margaret Arnold (1743/4-1789). Robert Davy died in 1793 after being robbed. The portrait of John Arnold was engraved in mezzotint by Susan Esther Reid
Man holding a watch
Sebastiano del Piombo
Painting. [Man holding a watch] / [Maso da San Friano?]. - nd. [1558-1560]. - Oil on panel; 117 x 92.1x 3.5 cm. - Formerly attributed to Venetian artist Sebastiano del Piombo who died in 1547. This work has since been attributed to the Florentine artist Maso di San Friano (Tommaso Manzuoli, 1532/6-1571/5). - Three wax seals on verso of panel carry arms of the Hapsburg-Lorraine family, perhaps one of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany and Medici arms on one of the quarterings. - This is an early depiction of a 16th century watch (not a tableclock). - Portrait, TQL; an unidentified man holds a German, drum-shaped watch with chapters marked I to XII in Roman on an outer ring and 13 to 24 in Arabic numerals on an inner ring. The hinged, pierced cover of the gilt metal case is open. A looped tape passes through the pendant for suspension of the watch round the neck. A detached alarm mechanism stands on three feet on the table, surmounted by a bell and alongside, a carrying case. The owner is finely dressed, his left hand brc. rests on the head of a dog; Renaissance period
Stipple-engraved portrait of Margaret Bryan and two children
Print. Stipple-engraved portrait entitled 'MRS. BRYAN and CHILDREN.' Engraved by William Nutter after a miniature of the same size painted by Samuel Shelley. 172x137mm engraved area.
John Harrison, oil painting
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.
Maull and Polyblank
1 photograph, studio albumen, portrait, Edwin Chadwick, [186-], (1800-1890) / Maull and Polyblank, London, [186-], gilt border on card mount, 31x26cm., image 20x15cm.
Painting, Isaac Newton (1642-1727) / Thomas Oldham Barlow (1824-1889), 1863. Copied from the original of 1689 by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646/9-1723). Oil on canvas; 74 x 62 cm or 90 x 78 x 7 cm in gilt frame. Inscribed recto: l., ISAACVS NEWTONVS. ; r., Godfrey Kneller f. 1689. Inscribed verso: Copied from the original picture by permission of Lord Portsmouth. Thomas Oldham Barlow 1863. Portrait, HS, looking slightly to r.; natural hair, shirt open at neck, brown gown loosely wrapped, r. hand resting over l. arm.
Stephenson family (Birthplace of the locomotive)
Painting. [The Stephenson Family (Birthplace of the Locomotive)] / by William Lucas, 1861. - Oil on canvas; 137.5 x 121.5 cm in gilt frame 164 x 148 x 8 cm. - Unsigned. - Pencil inscribed verso on stretcher in 19th century hand: Commenced 18 February 1861. - After the larger oil commissioned by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) from John Lucas (1807-1874) in 1857 (now in Chesterfield Town Hall) ; this exact reduced scale copy was commissioned by his cousin George Robert Stephenson (1819-1905) in 1861 from Lucas' artist son William Lucas (1840-1895). - Portrait, historical and allegorical group, focussing on the achievements of George Stephenson (1781-1848), with members of his family past and present including Robert Stephenson standing R; and symbols of his life including Killingworth colliery, wagonway with Blucher? locomotive, Dial Cottage, miner's pick and 'Geordie' lamp; to L, Chat Moss LMR? or North East Railway line to Scotland. Much debate as to specific content. Information sheet available (in course of further revision 6/02).
Charles Willson Peale
Painting, Robert Fulton (1765-1815), 180-. after Charles Willson Peale (1806/7) Oil on canvas; 77 x 63 cm. Portrait, HS to R.
Painting, Richard Trevithick, John Linnell, 1816. Oil on canvas; 61x 51cm in gilt frame 82x72x8cm. Portrait of Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) Cornish inventor and mining engineer developed the first high pressure steam engine and the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive.; John Linnell (1792-1882) was a well known English landscape and portrait painter and engraver. HL seated to R, looking front, with right hand pointing across and behind him to landscape.
Alexander Parkes (1813-1890)
Photograph of Alexander Parkes (1813-1890) taken in Vienna 1875
Sir Oliver Lodge
Studio photographic portrait of Sir Oliver Lodge by F. Thurston & Son, Harpenden. 28x23cm.
Portrait of unknown medical gentleman (previously Dr William Hunter)
Portrait of a medical gentleman. Unknown artist. Oil on canvas; 77x65cm. A handwritten label adhered on stretcher verso specifies Gainsborough as the artist and Dr William Hunter as the sitter. However, there is no record that Gainsborough ever painted Hunter, and this is not in his style. Likewise, the sitter's clothing here dates from about 1770, when Hunter was in his 50s, and this painting does not show a man of that age. It does show, half length, a gentleman in his thirties, facing right holding an anatomy book open at a picture of a skeleton. The artist and sitter remain the subject of research.
William Henry Perkin and Thomas Dix Perkin
Photograph of W H Perkin, standing, and Thomas Dix Perkin seated, by A. Boucher, Brighton
Portrait of William Friese-Greene in a wooden frame
Portrait of William Friese-Greene in a wooden frame, taken by J C seaman, Bath.
Portrait of Thomas Mudge (c.1715 – 1794)
Portrait of Thomas Mudge (C.1715 – 1794) oil on canvas, after Nathaniel Dance, London c.1772.
Portrait of James Ferguson
Framed oil painting of astronomer and writer James Ferguson (1710-1776) by artist unknown dated to about 1776 or later. It has formerly been attributed to Allan Ramsay and then David Allan. Ferguson is shown seated in a garret beside a table, a telescope at the window, globe and writings beside him.
'Dr James Barry MD', drawing, Europe, 1845-1855
Dr James Barry MD (1785-1865) / [c1850]. Drawing, pencil and wash, col.; 31x22cm. Portrait, FL in uniform. Army surgeon who lived as a man, found to have been a woman after death. Legend on the reverse reads 'painted by an officer of the Buffs'.
'The Two Headed Nightingale' portrait photograph of Chrissie and Millie McCoy
John E Palmer
Carte de visite photograph of 'The Two Headed Nightingale' photographed and published by John E Palmer, 58 Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth. Copyright 1872. The portrait shows Chrissie and Millie McKoy, conjoined African American twins, posing in fringed dresses and button boots, with flowers in their hair. They hold flower arrangements with furniture to either side. A printed signature on the back says 'Compliments of Chrissie Millie'.
Anamorphosis of King Charles I
Painting. Anamorphosis of King Charles I, artist unknown, n.d. [c1740-1790]. Oil on canvas, 50.5x60.5cm. Portrait, HS in armour. With stand feet, probably Edwardian, attached at corners
Arthur George Perkin
Elliott & Fry
Photograph of A G Perkin (1861-1937), son of Sir William Henry Perkin
Portrait photograph of John Norman Collie, 1914
photograph. John Norman Collie.
Carte-de-visite photograph of Richard Roberts
Hand and Machine Tools
Carte-de-visite photograph of Richard Roberts, by Moira & Haigh, nd [c1862-]. 9x6cm on card 10x6.5cm. Portrait, full length seated to L writing with quill pen beside table with inkwell
Lithograph portrait on stone of Henry Maudslay, 1827
Printing & Writing
Lithographic portrait on stone of Henry Maudslay, 1827.
Bromide print 4 3/4" x 6 3/4":- portrait of Cheval
Bromide print 4 3/4" x 6 3/4":- portrait of Chevalier Ch.X. Thomas, de Colmar
Photographic print - portrait of George Scheutz
Computing & Data Processing
Photographic print - portrait of George Scheutz (5" x 6 1/2"), from wood engraving in the Royal Library, Stockholm
William Benjamin Carpenter
Carte de visite photograph. William Benjamin Carpenter (1813–1885). physiologist, naturalist.
William Henry Perkin
Elliott & Fry
Photograph of W H Perkin Jnr (1860-1929) in the laboratory at Oxford.
Portrait of Samuel Varley
Drawing: Samuel Varley (1744-1822), by Cornelius Varley, 1816. Drawn with the aid of the patented graphic telescope. Pencil on cream wove, 43.2x29.4cm. Paper trimmed slightly at top. Signed and dated; inscription in pencil is placed in two lines downwards along edge of sitter's coat lapel: Mr. S..l Varley Drawn by C. Varley [then less hard pencil] 1816 in P.G. Telescope / born Oct 24 1744 Died April 18 1822 . - Portrait, HS to R, profile of the watchmaker, scientist and instrument maker Samuel Varley, uncle of the artist Cornelius Varley, and founder of the Chemical and Philosophical Society, the forerunner of the Royal Institution; drawn with the aid of the patented graphic telescope
Portrait photograph of Woodcroft Bennett F.R.S.
photograph. albumen, touched with pencil, sepia wash, on card. Woodcroft Bennet F.R.S. (1803-79), textile manufacturer, pioneer of marine propulsion and of patent reforrn. Photograph by [W. Walker] [London] [c.1860] 30x24cm., image 23.9x19.3cm. Identified by Mr J F Flack (of the Patent Office) in 1903. - Ink inscription under image. - Pencilled on verso: attribution to engraver [W] Walker or his son, by Flack. -Portrait, TQL the subject seated looking to front, holding papers; sporting sideburns and bow tie; for many years erroneously attributed as an oil by Sibley.
Maull and Polyblank
1 photograph, studio albumen, portrait, George Back, [185-], (1796-1878) / Maull and Polyblank, London, [186-], gilt border on card mount, 31x26cm., image 20x15cm.
A H R Grisebach
Maull and Polyblank
1 photograph, studio albumen, portrait, A H R Grisebach / Maull and Polyblank, London, [186-], gilt border on card mount, 31x26cm., image 20x15cm.
Barlow, Thomas Oldham
Engraving of Sir Francis Pettit Smith. Thomas Oldham Barlow. Print, mezzotint, on laid india 46x38cm., platemark 33.2x25.7cm., oval image 22.6x18.6cm., portrait, HS to L. Title as facsimile signature, pencilled inscription 'T. Oldham Barlow', unpublished proof Prof. B. Woodcroft. Francis Pettit Smith (1808-1874) was an English co-inventor of the screw propeller and the driving force in the construction of the first screw-propelled steamship. Thomas Oldham Barlow (1824-1889) was an English mezzotint engraver who popularised the work of many painters
Thomas A. Edison
J.M. White and Co
Portrait: photograph of Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931), c.1890. Signed P. Huran; J.M. White and Co. Copyrighted 189-. Photograph 52x37.5cm. Date is copyrighted. - Portrait, TQL standing, cigar in L hand, looking front
Painting. [Patrick Miller of Dalswinton 1731-1815] / attributed to Alexander Nasmyth or follower, 180-. Oil on canvas; 73 x 61 cm or 99 x 87 x 7 cm in gilt frame. Portrait, HL looking R. seated in red chair
Unknown family (previously identified as Sir David Salomons and Family)
Portrait of an unknown Edwardian family] / Mowll & Morrison, 45 Hardman Street Liverpool, nd. [c1905-1910]. Photograph; image 26x35.5cm on card 30x38cm. Portrait of a gentleman aged c50-60, Edwardian suit, seated in resplendent family group with children, backdrop baronial hunting scene and coat of arms on wall. The central male sitter was previously identified as Sir David Salomons but this seems unlikely by comparison with other contemporary portraits.
Photograph of Sir W H Perkin and others, including
Photograph of Sir W H Perkin and others, including Pope, Green and Ramsey, at a British Association meeting (in Glasgow?).
Photograph, carte-de-visite style, of Charles Babbage, photographer unknown, 1860. 10.5x6cm. Reduced size version with image trimmed, of studio sitting for the International Statistical Congress 1860. Portrait, nearly FL seated to L, high chairback prominent
Maull and Polyblank
1 photograph, studio albumen, portrait, Edward Barnard, [186-?], (fl.1860) / Maull and Polyblank, London, [186-], gilt border on card mount, 31x26cm., image 20x15cm.
David Thomas Ansted
Maull and Polyblank
1 photograph, studio albumen, portrait, David Thomas Ansted, [ca.1860?], geologist (1814-1880) / Maull and Polyblank, London, [186-], gilt border on card mount, 31x26cm., image 20x15cm.