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Les Frères Haüy.
Les Frères Haüy.
J. Boilly del. Alp. Boilly sc.
[n.d. c.1823.]
Engraving, rare. 254 x 165mm. 10 x 6½".
Valentin Haüy in front of his brother Rene-Just Haüy. Valentin Haüy (1745-1822) was founder, in 1784, of the first school for the blind, the Royal Institution for the Young Blind in Paris. René Just Haüy (1743-1822() was a French mineralogist and is often referred to as the "Father of Modern Crystallography". Both brothers are buried together in the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris.
In the Wellcome Collection.
[Ref: 26075]   £130.00  
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