Michael Faraday(1791-1867), Scientist
Sitter in 28 portraits
Physicist and chemist; assistant to Humphry Davy; liquefied chlorine and other gases, and discovered benzene, 1825; discovered electro-magnetic induction, 1831, his work on electricity providing the foundation of modern electrical applications; a brilliant lecturer and one of the greatest of all experimental scientists.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill