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Zerah Colburn, a mental calculator, as a child. Stipple engraving by H. Meyer, 1813, after T.H. Hull.

  • Hull, Thomas H., -1800.
Date:
18 January 1813
Reference:
230i
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Description

The sitter is described in Steven B. Smith, The great mental calculators', New York, 1983, ch. 22

Publication/Creation

London : Published for the Proprietor, 18 January 1813.

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving

Lettering

Zerah Colburn, a child just eight years of age, endowed by nature with the remarkable faculty of solving a great variety of arithmetical questions by the mere operation of his mind. From a drawing by T. Hull esqr. ; Engraved by Henry Meyer, Grt. Russell Street, Bloomsbury.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 230i

Reproduction note

The original is "in the possession of F. Baily"

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