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Herschel portrait engraving print

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Original antique portrait print


Frederick William Herschel,KH, FRS (1738 - 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, technical expert, and composer. Born in Hanover, Germany, Herschel followed his father into the Military Band of Hanover, before emigrating to Britain at age 19. He became famous for his discovery of the planet Uranus, along with two of its major moons (Titania and Oberon), and also discovered two moons of Saturn. In addition, he was the first person to discover the existence of infrared radiation. He is also known for the twenty-four symphonies that he composed. Italian portrait engraving from 'Serie di vite e ritratti de' famosi personaggi degli ultimi tempi', published in Milan in 1818. Waterstain and light crease outside the platemark.

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artist Luigi Rados (1773–1840) after Bramati
method Soft ground etching
date 1818
size 220mm by 155mm (platemark)
SKU PT8119