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Sir John Herschel, English astronomer, early 19th century.

 
Sir John Herschel, English astronomer, early 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Pencil drawing from a miniature. Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) the son of Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), who discovered the planet Uranus. Herschel followed his father in astronomical research, mapping the sky of the southern hemisphere and cataloguing many previously unseen stars. He was also a pioneer photographer, and coined the photographic terms 'negative and 'positive'.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10301831

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