M0006408: Portrait of Professor John Playfair (1748-1819)

13 October 1939
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Stipple engraving of Professor John Playfair (1748-1819), Church of Scotland minister and professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, by James Thomson in 1819. Related images: V0004707


13 October 1939

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm

Related material

Wellcome Collection holds the item depicted in the glass plate negative: 7885i


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

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