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Edmond Halley

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Edmond Halley, by Richard Phillips, before 1722 - NPG 4393 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Edmond Halley

by Richard Phillips
oil on canvas, feigned oval, before 1722
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
Purchased, 1964
Primary Collection
NPG 4393


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The design of this somewhat stiffly painted portrait corresponds with the engraving by George Vertue published without date or source but entered under the year 1721 in his manuscript list of engravings. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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  • Hackmann, W.D., Apples and Atoms: Portraits of Scientists from Newton to Rutherford, 1986, p. 22
  • Hart-Davis, Adam, Chain Reactions, 2000, p. 32
  • Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 118
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 273

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