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Edmond Halley

3 of 15 portraits on display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery

Edmond Halley, attributed to Isaac Whood, circa 1720 - NPG 6377 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edmond Halley

attributed to Isaac Whood
oil on canvas, circa 1720
36 3/4 in. x 31 in. (933 mm x 787 mm)
Purchased, 1996
Primary Collection
NPG 6377


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  • Isaac Whood (1688-1752), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 16 portraits.

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Halley is depicted in this portrait by Whood with a volume marked 'Newton' and a chart showing the path across southern England which he predicted for the total solar eclipse of 22 April 1715.

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