To the Red.d the Master, the Fellows & Scholars of St John's College, Cambridge, This Portrait of Sir John Frederick William Herschel, M.A.F.R.S.L. & E.. M.R.I.A., F.R.A.S., M.G.S. &c. &c. &c. And late Fellow of their Ancient & Religious Foundation, Is respectfully dedicated by the Publishers.
Mezzotint. 355 x 255mm, 14 x 10". Trimmed to plate.
From a painting in St. John's Cambridge, Sir William Herschel (1738 - 1822), astronomer, famous for his 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first new planet to be identified since classical times. He was appointed 'King's Astronomer' to George III the following year.
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