Richard Lovett, British physicist, c 1750-1780.

Hancock, R

 
Richard Lovett, British physicist, c 1750-1780.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Engraving by R Hancock after a painting by I Wright of Richard Lovett (1692-1780). Lovett wrote a philosophical esay in three parts, including a brief theory of the north magnetic pole, and the mariner's compas needle. In 1758 Lovett declared himself able to cure disease by the aid of electricity.

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