Chas Hutton, LLD. F.R.S.
Stipple with engraving on india laid paper, 215 x 145mm. 8½ x 5¾".
Charles Hutton (1737 - 1823), mathematician, writing at his desk, his left hand holding a propped-up book. In 1764 Hutton 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. After a painting by Henry Ashby (1778-1847).
W: 1481-4. Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
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