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John Playfair, by the artist William Nicholson

Nicholson, William, 1820, Etching
John Playfair, by the artist William Nicholson
John Playfair, by the artist William Nicholson
John Playfair, by the artist William Nicholson
Category
Library Item
Item no
14121
Title
John Playfair, an etching and engraving by the artist William Nicholson
Description
A portrait of the mathematician and scientist, John Playfair (1748 - 1819), who sits in a three-quarter view looking out of the picture to the right (his right, the viewer's left). Beside him is a globe, and a small pile of books. His left arm rests on the arm of the chair he is sitting on; his right fades out of view. He wears small round-framed glasses, a coat cut to the waist, a waistcoat and necktie. Beside his left elbow are William Nicholson's initials and the date 1819.
Artist / maker
Date
1820
Size
28 x 22.5 cm
Type
Location
Art and Design Library
Rights and purchasing
Option
Price
Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.11(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£26.04(inc. VAT 20%)
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