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Portrait of Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) and Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794)

Engraved portraits done by James Caldwell (1739-1819), entitled "Chemical Philosophers of the present Day." Portrait of Priestley after a painting done by John Opie (1761-1807), and portrait of Lavoisier after a painting done by Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825).

[Note: The three-quarter profile of Lavoisier is taken from David's famous 1788 double portrait of Lavoisier and his wife; the original oil painting is part of the New York Metropolitan Museum's collection.]

Published in London, May 1, 1801, by Dr. Thornton.

ID: 1984-00036
Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent

Creation May. 1, 1801

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Print; LENGTH: 14 x 19.25 in.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: History of Science

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