Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'
6 of 17 portraits of James Watt
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Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'
by George Zobel, and William Walker
24 3/4 in. x 42 7/8 in. (629 mm x 1089 mm)
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- William Allen (1770-1843), Chemist and philanthropist. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Francis Baily (1774-1844), Astronomer; President of the Astronomical Society. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (1743-1820), Explorer and botanist. Sitter associated with 35 portraits.
- Samuel Bentham (1757-1831), Naval architect. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), Industrialist and entrepreneur. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- Joseph Bramah (1748-1814), Inventor. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Robert Brown (1773-1858), Botanist. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849), Civil engineer. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823), Inventor. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), Physicist. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- William Chapman (1749-1832), Civil engineer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir William Congreve, 2nd Bt (1772-1828), Military inventor. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Samuel Crompton (1753-1827), Inventor. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- John Dalton (1766-1844), Chemist and natural philosopher. Sitter in 15 portraits.
- Sir Humphry Davy, Bt (1778-1829), Natural philosopher. Sitter in 20 portraits.
- Peter Dollond (1731-1820), Optician. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Bryan Donkin (1768-1855), Inventor and engineer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William James Frodsham (1778-1850), Chronometer maker. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Davies Gilbert (formerly Giddy) (1767-1839), Scientist and antiquary; President of the Royal Society. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Charles Hatchett (1765?-1847), Chemist. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- William Henry (1774-1836), Chemist. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), Astronomer. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Edward Charles Howard (1774-1816), Scientist and sugar refiner. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Joseph Huddart (1741-1816), Hydrographer and manufacturer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Edward Jenner (1749-1823), Surgeon; discoverer of vaccination. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- William Jessop (1745-1814), Civil engineer. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Henry Kater (1777-1835), Scientist. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir John Leslie (1766-1832), Scientist and mathematician. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811), Astronomer Royal. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Henry Maudslay (1771-1831), Engineer. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Patrick Miller (1731-1815), Pioneer of steam navigation. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- William Murdock (1754-1839), Inventor of gas lighting. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Robert Mylne (1733-1811), Architect and civil engineer. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Alexander Nasmyth (1758-1840), Painter and scientist. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- John Playfair (1748-1819), Mathematician and geologist. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- John Rennie Sr (1761-1821), Civil engineer; father of Sir John Rennie Jr. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
- Sir Francis Ronalds (1788-1873), Inventor of the electric telegraph and meteorologist. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford (1753-1814), Scientist; founder of the Royal Institution. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Daniel Rutherford (1749-1819), Physician and botanist. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- William Smith (1769-1839), Geologist and engineer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753-1816), Scientist and politician; MP for Wycombe. Sitter associated with 46 portraits.
- William Symington (1763-1831), Engineer. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Thomas Telford (1757-1834), Engineer. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Charles Tennant (1768-1838), Manufacturing chemist. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Thomas Thomson (1773-1852), Chemist. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), Engineer and inventor. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Edward Troughton (1753-1835), Scientific instrument maker. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Richard Watson (1737-1816), Cleric and chemist. Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
- James Watt (1736-1819), Engineer. Sitter in 17 portraits.
- William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), Physiologist, chemist and physicist. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Thomas Young (1773-1829), Physician, physicist and Egyptologist. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
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- Place portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Upper Library, The Royal Institution, London)
Events of 1862back to top
Current affairsThe Lancashire cotton famine, a depression in the north-west textile industry brought about by the American civil war, reaches its climax. With large numbers of mills closing after Confederate blockades halted cotton supplies, many Lancashire families were in receipt of relief.
Art and scienceLouis Pasteur and Claude Bernard carry out the first pasteurisation tests, the process of heating liquids at 55 degree Celsius or higher for short periods of time, destroying viruses and harmful organisms such as bacteria and yeast. .
Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables is published, covering the Napoleonic wars. It traces the ex-convict Jean Valjean's character against wider questions of social and political justice, duty and love.
InternationalOtto Eduard Leopold Bismarck becomes Minister-President of Prussia, appointed by Wilhelm I after the liberal Diet refused to authorise funding for a proposed reorganisation of the army. Bismarck, intent on maintaining royal supremacy, engineers the Unification of Germany during his time in office.
John Hanning Speke claims to have found the source of the Nile, proving that the Victoria Nile issued from the north end of lake Victoria, over Ripon Falls.