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Print (Engraving, Framed) of Joseph Priestley

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Inventory Number: 30025
Object Type:
Persons: Richard Taylor (Publisher)
C. Turner (Engraver)
Date Created:
Brief Description: Framed and glazed engraving of Joseph Priestley. Priestley was born March 13, 1733, Birstall Fieldhead, near Leeds, Yorkshire England— and died February 6, 1804, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, U.S. Hew as a clergyman, political theorist, and physical scientist whose work contributed to advances in liberal political and religious thought and in experimental chemistry. He is best remembered for his contribution to the chemistry of gases. Priestley is depicted seated with a collection of books and documents and a semi-drawn curtain in the background. Below the image is written: 'Painted by Fuseli Esq' and 'Engraved by C Turner A.R.A Joseph Priestley LLD FRS London Published Oct 1836 by Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street'. The reverse of the frame has two copper alloy eye hooks and hanging wire. the number 13 underlined is written on the backing board in white chalk and a white label written in red G H GABB BEQUEST'. 12 metal pins secure the back of the board to the frame.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Ink
Wood
Gold
Gesso
Bole
Compo
Copper Alloy
White Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
550 450 53 mm

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