Portrait of Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) unknown
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Portrait of Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)
Half-length portrait of Joseph Priestley seated in a green chair with a scrolled wooden handle before a writing table, upon which rests a hexagonal ink-well with a quill, a leather-bound book and loose manuscript papers. Priestley writes on one of these using a quill in his right hand. Behind, half-hidden by a red curtain, is a book case containing bound volumes. In front of these is a set of apothecary's scales, what appears to be a powdered chemical sample on a piece of paper and a small glass retort resting on a copper or brass cylinder. Priestley is dressed in a black coat and waistcoat with a white neck-cloth and wears a grey wig. Joseph Priestley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1766.
Original: oil on canvas, 457x330mm. pre 1930
- Image reference: RS-9755
- The Royal Society
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