Sir Charles Wheatstone(1802-1875), Scientist and inventor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Prolific inventor; made many improvements to telegraphs, and contributions to acoustics and electrical science; Professor of Experimental Physics, Kings College, London, for 40 years, but disliked teaching and never gave any lectures; also invented the stereoscope, the concertina and the polar clock.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.