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Sir Charles Wheatstone

(1802-1875), Scientist and inventor

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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.

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Sir Charles Wheatstone and his family, by Antoine Claudet - NPG P154

Sir Charles Wheatstone and his family

by Antoine Claudet
stereoscopic daguerreotype, arched top, 1851-1852
On display in Room 20 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P154

Sir Charles Wheatstone, by Antoine Claudet - NPG x32952

Sir Charles Wheatstone

by Antoine Claudet
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG x32952

Sir Charles Wheatstone, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x15440

Sir Charles Wheatstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x15440

Sir Charles Wheatstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax18209

Sir Charles Wheatstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1871
NPG Ax18209

'Scientists', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132901


published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132901

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