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Exhibition Label: 'In Print' (11/2/2014 - 8/6/2014) - highlights of the print collection

Engraving, Richard Lovett, after Joseph Wright of Derby,
Engraved by R. Hancock, 18th Century, Inv. 90133

Richard Lovett (1692-1780) was a lay clerk at Worcester
Cathedral. He acquired a friction machine in 1750 and
became interested in the medical uses of electricity,
advertising himself as able to use it to cure a sore throat
in 1758. He authored a number of popular books on
electrical science. Although condemned as ignorant, he
communicated ideas from Newton and Franklin for a lay

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