Chas Hutton [fasimile signature.] LLD. F.R.S. &c.&c.Fulmina Belli Pondusq Terrae Aestimata.
Published by Henry Fisher, Caxton, London, April 1. 1823.
Stipple engraving. 210 x 127mm. 8¼ x 5".
Taken from Benjamin Wyon's bronze medal. Charles Hutton (1737-1823) was an English mathematician. He was a self-progressor through constant study in the evenings and going on to teach distinguished figures, such as Lord Eldon. In 1764 he published his first work "The Schoolmasters Guide, or a Complete System of Practical Arithmetic," which in 1770 was followed by his "Treatise on Mensuration both in Theory and Practice." In 1773 he assumed the post of Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and in the following year was elected fellow of the Royal Society of London.
W: 1481-7. NPG: 5783 [for the medal.]
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