Nicholas Saunderson(1682-1739), Mathematician
Sitter in 9 portraits
Saunderson went blind aged one year after he contracted smallpox. He taught mathematics, astronomy and optics at Cambridge University from 1707 and became Professor of Mathematics in 1712. He later worked closely with Halley and Flamsteed in their attempts to calculate longitude at sea, one of the major challenges of the eighteenth century.
by Francis Kyte, published by John Bowles
mezzotint, circa 1720-1745
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