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Title
Jesse Ramsden
Print, mezzotint. I
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Work Type
Art
Date
1791
Location
London
Description
Print, mezzotint. I. RAMSDEN, OPTICIAN TO HIS MAJESTY [ie, Jesse Ramsden, 1738-1800]. / Painted by R. Home; Engraved by John Jones. [2nd state?]. [London: Colnaghi & Co, 1791?]. trimmed to 49.4x35.5cm. Portrait, TQL to left seated, holding rule in left hand; right hand holding compasses over dividing engine. Background, altitude and ozimuth circle Ramsden built for astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi to latter's design (with some innovations) by August 1789 for new observatory at Palermo; represented in fur coat to commemorate a commission for instruments for Empress of Russia, although sitter displeased as never wore such clothing
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Subject
print
ID Number
co65768
Source
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large_1943_0011.jpg
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26288745

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