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Sir William Herschel ('Gulielmus Herschel LL.D : RSS')

7 of 12 portraits of Sir William Herschel

Sir William Herschel ('Gulielmus Herschel LL.D : RSS'), by Thomas Ryder, published by  S. Watts, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott, published 11 February 1788 (1785) - NPG D35724 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir William Herschel ('Gulielmus Herschel LL.D : RSS')

by Thomas Ryder, published by S. Watts, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 11 February 1788 (1785)
10 3/4 in. x 7 3/8 in. (274 mm x 187 mm) plate size; 15 1/4 in. x 11 1/8 in. (386 mm x 282 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D35724


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Artistsback to top

  • Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Thomas Ryder (1746-1810). Artist associated with 10 portraits.
  • S. Watts (active 1783-1789), Publisher. Artist associated with 8 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 98: Sir William Herschel (after)
  • NPG D14425: Sir William Herschel ('Gulielmus Herschel LL.D : RSS') (impression from same plate as)