Portrait of Samuel Varley

Made:
1816 in London
artist:
Cornelius Varley

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Drawing: Samuel Varley (1744-1822), by Cornelius Varley, 1816. Drawn with the aid of the patented graphic telescope. Pencil on cream wove, 43.2x29.4cm. Paper trimmed slightly at top. Signed and dated; inscription in pencil is placed in two lines downwards along edge of sitter's coat lapel: Mr. S..l Varley Drawn by C. Varley [then less hard pencil] 1816 in P.G. Telescope / born Oct 24 1744 Died April 18 1822 . - Portrait, HS to R, profile of the watchmaker, scientist and instrument maker Samuel Varley, uncle of the artist Cornelius Varley, and founder of the Chemical and Philosophical Society, the forerunner of the Royal Institution; drawn with the aid of the patented graphic telescope

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Category:
Art
Identifier:
1988-438
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
status:
Permanent collection

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