Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Edmond Halley (1656-1742), Astronomer
‘... he was of a middle stature, inclining to tallnesss, of a thin habit of body, and a fair complection, and always spoke as well as acted with an uncommon degree of sprightliness and vivacity.' 
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Referencesback to topBiographia Britannica, 1757.
J. W. Burgon, Life and Times of Sir T. Gresham, 1839.
[E. Hatton], New View of London, 1708.
E. F. MacPike, Notes and Queries, 9th series, XI, Jan-June, 1903.
E. F. MacPike, 'Some Materials for a Pedigree of Dr. Edmond Halley', The Genealogist, new series, XXV, 1908-09.
E. F. MacPike, Notes and Queries, 9th series, CLV, July-Dec 1928.
E. F. MacPike, Correspondence and Papers of Edmond Halley, History of Science Publications, NS II, 1932.
Toynbee (ed.) 1903-25
The Letters of Horace Walpole, ed. Mrs P. Toynbee, 1903-25.
George Vertue, MS list of his engravings, W. S. Lewis collection, Yale University, USA (photostat, NPG library).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.