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John Couch Adams

(1819-1892), Astronomer and mathematician

Sitter in 3 portraits
Astronomer and mathematician; discovered the planet Neptune, though his precedence for the discovery was only acknowledged after controversy; President of the Royal Society, 1851, and awarded numerous other distinctions.

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John Couch Adams, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG x198546

John Couch Adams

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
carbon print, circa 1890
NPG x198546

John Couch Adams, by Samuel Cousins, after  Thomas Mogford - NPG D7168

John Couch Adams

by Samuel Cousins, after Thomas Mogford
mezzotint, published 1851
NPG D7168


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