Print of Faraday lecturing at the Royal Institution

Made:
1855 in England
printer:
Leighton Brothers
artist:
Alexander Blaikley

Print, Professor Faraday lecturing at the Royal Institution, 27th December, 1855, from a painting by Alexander Blaikley, Commemorating the Attendance of HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH Prince Alfred, at the Juvenile Course of Lectures, 1855-6; [Michael Faraday lecturing before Albert Prince Consort at the Royal Institution]. / J & J Leighton, 40 Brewer St, Golden Square, [London], [1855]. Signed by Blaikley in the stone, b.l. - Title and imprint from printed labels stuck on reverse of former mount. - Continues: "From a Painting by A. BLAIKLEY, Commemorating the Attendance of H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND H.R.H. PRINCE ALFRED, At the Juvenile Course of Lectures, 1855-6". - Lacking Key Diagram (copy in Royal Institution). - After the oil in the Royal Society of Chemistry, London Michael Faraday lecturing at his bench, on which are chemical apparatus, iron force filings on paper, spherical condenser, bottles, etc; his assistant Sergeant Anderson stands behind; holding book; pointing with left arm to mantelpiece elements of gold and platinum; in front row of large mixed audience, sits Albert Prince Consort, with the Prince of Wales on his left, Prince Alfred on his right; audience contains portrait representations of famous men of science; lecture

theatre is gas-lit. Lithograph, tinted

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1991-178
Materials:
cardboard, glass, paper (fibre product), wood (unidentified)
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints
status:
Permanent collection

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