Albrecht v. Haller.
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Engraving, image 250 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Trimmed to plate.
Portrait in oval frame of Baron Albrecht von Haller (Bern, 1708 – 1777), Swiss anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet. In 1736 he was called to the chair of medicine, anatomy, botany and surgery in the newly founded University of Göttingen. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1743, a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1747, and was ennobled in 1749. The quantity of work achieved by Haller in the seventeen years during which he occupied his Göttingen professorship was immense. In 1776 the king of Sweden invested Haller with the North Star, which was added to Freudenberger's painting, but is missing in the engravings. After Sigmund Freudenberger (Swiss, 1745 - 1801).
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