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Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt (1792-1871), Mathematician and astronomer; son of William Herschel

Sitter in 22 portraits
Astronomer and physicist; son of Sir William Herschel, he followed his father in astronomical research, mapping the sky of the southern hemisphere; his many scientific achievements included contributions to early photography; invented photographic use of sensitized paper, introduced 'hypo' as a fixed agent, and coined the terms 'photograph', 'negative', and 'positive'.

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1386

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Henry William Pickersgill
pencil, circa 1835
NPG 1386

P660

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
daguerreotype, circa 1848
NPG P660

4056

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Edward Hodges Baily
plaster cast of bust, 1850
On display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 4056

Ax18331

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18331

x197115

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x197115

x18040

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, April 1867
NPG x18040

D35723

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by D.J. Pound, published by Illustrated News of the World, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple and line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D35723

D3015

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by William James Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1835
NPG D3015

D16022

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by J. Cook, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, 1845 or after
NPG D16022

D35722

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by G. Gabrielli, published by Williams & Son
stipple and line engraving, published 1875
NPG D35722

Ax29135

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Julia Margaret Cameron
photogravure, 1867
NPG Ax29135

x44696

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x44696

x44699

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x44699

x44700

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x44700

x44703

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x44703

x44704

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x44704

D20345

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by William James Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1835
NPG D20345