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Galileo Galilei. Mezzotint, 17--.

[between 1700 and 1799]
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Galileo, holding a telescope


[London] (next ye Horn Tavern in Fleetstreet) : Sold by Tho: Bakewell, [between 1700 and 1799]

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1 print : mezzotint ; image 14.7 x 13 cm


Galilaeus Galilaei. Lynceus, phil:s & mathem:s done from ye painting in ye publicq lib.ry in Oxford.

References note

Not found in: J. Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, London 1883-1884
R. Burgess, Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute, London 1973, no. 1070.22


Wellcome Library no. 3373i

Reproduction note

After: a painting in the Bodleian library given to Oxford University by V. Viviani in 1661 (Catalogue of portraits in the Bodleian Library, by Mrs Reginald Lane Poole ; completely revised and expanded by Kenneth Garlick, Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2004, p. 145)


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