Portrait of Romney Robinson.
Published April 14.th 1809 by Thomas Payne, Pall Mall.
Stipple. 272 x 204mm (10¾ x 8").
Thomas Romney Robinson (1792-1882) as a young boy. Romney Robinson was an astronomer and physicist and served as the longtime director of Armagh Astronomical Obersvatory. He is also noted for his invention of a device used for measuring the speed of the wind, the Robinson Anemometer (1846). The crater Robinson on the Moon is named after him.
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