William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and metallurgist, c 1820s
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and metallurgist, c 1820s

Lewis

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Engraving by Lewis after a painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) of William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), English chemist and metallurgist. Wollaston was the pioneer of the fabrication of platinum and also discovered palladium and rhodium. He was the first to produce ductile and malleable platinum on a commercial scale, and improved various scientific apparatus including the microscope and sextant.
 

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