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John Couch Adams

1 of 2 portraits of John Couch Adams

John Couch Adams, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1888 - NPG 1842 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Couch Adams

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1888
21 1/2 in. x 16 in. (547 mm x 407 mm)
Bequeathed by, 1919
Primary Collection
NPG 1842


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Sitterback to top

  • John Couch Adams (1819-1892), Astronomer and mathematician. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), Painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Hackmann, W.D., Apples and Atoms: Portraits of Scientists from Newton to Rutherford, 1986, p. 58
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 4

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