Mrs. Bryan and Children.
London, Published Septemr. 29th; 1797 by G. Kearsley 46 Fleet Street.
Stipple printed in brown ink, title in open letters. Frontispiece to the sitter's 'A Compendious System of Astronomy' (1797). 290 x 245mm, 11½ x 9¾". Two horizontal creases; tear into plate upper right.
Margaret Bryan (1790 - 1815; fl.), schoolmistress and natural philosopher, with her two daughters. They are shown amidst the scientific instruments Bryan would have used. She taught astronomy and natural philosophy to girls at her school in Blackheath, London, at a time when education for ladies was largely self-taught. She also wrote elementary, practical books that gave a general grounding in astronomy and physics. After Samuel Shelley (1756 - 1808).
From the Norman Blackburn Collection. Wellcome Library no. 544393i
[Ref: 18216] £190.00