Jedidiah Buxton, English mathematician, c 1760s.

Spilsbury, J

 
Jedidiah Buxton, English mathematician, c 1760s.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving made in 1781 by J Spilsbury after a painting by Benjamin Killingbeck of Jedidiah Buxton (1707-1772). Buxton, a farm labourer in Derbyshire was a calculating prodigy.

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