Published by Agnew & Zanetti, Repository of Arts, 10 Exchange Street, Manchester, Feb.y 1833.
Proof mezzotint, with very large margins, scarce. 500 x 360mm (19¾ x 14¼"). Publisher's blindstamp in margin.
John Davies (c.1806-1850), a lecturer and chemist who helped found the Manchester Mechanics' Institute. He holds a specimen jar and further chemist equipment is on his desk. He also promoted the first, unsuccessful, attempt to found a university in Manchester in 1836. He died aged only 44.
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