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Sir Humphry Davy, Bt

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Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by John Jackson, circa 1820 - NPG 1794 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt

by John Jackson
watercolour, circa 1820
8 7/8 in. x 8 in. (225 mm x 203 mm)
Given by the sitter's grandniece, and his grandnephew, Miss Helen Mary Davy and Sir Humphry Davy Rolleston, Bt, 1917
Primary Collection
NPG 1794


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  • John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 230 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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Sir Humphrey Davy was a pioneer of electro-chemistry and the inventor of the miner's safety lamp. seen here in the Presidential Chair of the Royal Society. The carved wood frame is likely to be original to the portrait.

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  • NPG D20065: Sir Humphry Davy, Bt (source portrait)
  • NPG D34823: Sir Humphry Davy, Bt (source portrait)

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