Luke Howard, English chemist and meteorologist., 1830-1850.
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Oil painting on canvas by Joseph Jewell. It is uncertain whether this is a portrait of Luke Howard or a self-portrait by Joseph Jewell. The painting was acquired with an archive relating to Luke Howard (1772-1864), a pioneer in meteorology. In 1820, Howard published the important 'Climate of London', which contained the currently used clasification of clouds.