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Sir Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), Astronomer

Sitter in 31 portraits
Plumian Professor of Astronomy, Cambridge. The loss of so many distinguished young scientists in the early years of the First World War caused the Government to 'protect its potential national treasures' and Eddington, a Quaker, was not conscripted. The Government's faith was fully justified by the important part Eddington played in the analysis of the Solar Eclipse in 1919. His findings helped to provide the proof of Einstein's Theories of Relativity and he did much to make theoretical physics comprehensible to the general public in a number of important books.

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Sir William Rothenstein
chalk, 1928-1929
NPG 4646

x162468

Sir Arthur Eddington

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1925
NPG x162468

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, before 1926
NPG x82130

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1936
NPG Ax136080

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1936
NPG Ax136146

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x11548

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x11550

x1437

Sir Arthur Eddington

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, July 1938
NPG x1437

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 30 May 1939
NPG x19431

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 30 May 1939
NPG x19432

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 30 May 1939
NPG x19433

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 30 May 1939
NPG x19434

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 30 May 1939
NPG x84153

x84154

Sir Arthur Eddington

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 30 May 1939
NPG x84154

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1925
NPG x162360

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1925
NPG x25112

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1936
NPG Ax3522

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1936
NPG x10680

x11538

Sir Arthur Eddington

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x11538

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Sir Arthur Eddington

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x11539