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John Couch Adams (1819-1892), Astronomer and mathematician

Sitter in 2 portraits
Astronomer and mathematician; discovered the planet Neptune, though his precedence for the discovery was only acknowledged after controversy; President of the Royal Society, 1851, and awarded numerous other distinctions.

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John Couch Adams

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1888
On display at Lawrence House Museum, Launceston
NPG 1842


John Couch Adams

by Samuel Cousins, after Thomas Mogford
mezzotint, published 1851
NPG D7168