Abraham Trembley in his laboratory with pupils Jacobus van der Schley
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Abraham Trembley in his laboratory with pupils
Interior view, the naturalist Abraham Trembley showing specimens to his two pupils, the sons of Count Willem Bentinck (1704-1774). The elder of the two boys is shown kneeling on a chair, looking through a glass or microscope. The younger peers into a glass jar in which freshwater hydra are kept and there are rows of such jars behind this grouping, with books and a cabinet. The room was at Zorgvlied near the Hague in the Netherlands. Vignette from Memoires pour server a l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce...by Abraham Trembley (Leiden, 1744), p.229. The plate is inscribed: "C.Pronck del. ad viv. 1744. J. V. Schley sculp." The Swiss natural historian Abraham Trembley (1710-1784) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1743.
Original: copperplate engraving. 1744
- Image reference: RS-10520
- The Royal Society
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