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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), Astronomer

Portraits in Regency Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Sir William Herschel

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
1785
NPG 98

Sir William Herschel

by John Charles Lochée
1787
NPG 4055

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
1858-1862
NPG 1075

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
1862
NPG 1075a

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Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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