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Sir William Herschel
by James Godby, published by Colnaghi & Co, published by and after Friedrich Rehberg Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1814 (1814)
12 1/2 in. x 9 in. (317 mm x 228 mm) plate size; 13 1/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (335 mm x 247 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Colnaghi & Co (active 1809-1835), Publishers. Artist associated with 100 portraits.
- James Godby (active 1790-1815), Printmaker. Artist associated with 44 portraits.
- Friedrich Rehberg (1758-1835). Artist associated with 12 portraits.
- NPG D9004: Sir William Herschel (from same plate)
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Art and science
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