M0005411: Diorama showing Evangelista Torricelli inventing the barometer

January 1938
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M0005411: Diorama showing Evangelista Torricelli inventing the barometer. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Previous title, replaced November 2021: The discovery of the barometer: Torricelli experimenting in


Photograph of a diorama produced by Ashenden for the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum to exhibit at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne held May-November 1937 in Paris. Ashenden made several dioramas for the Museum. This one is based on an oil painting by Ernest Board held by Wellcome Collection (reference 45911i)


January 1938

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1 photograph sheet film negative; 12 x 16.5 cm


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 2021.

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