Portrait of Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811) by Gerard van der Puyl

Portrait of Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811)

Gerard van der Puyl

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Portrait of Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811)

Gerard van der Puyl

Half-length portrait of Nevil Maskelyne seated in a green square-backed chair, dressed on a short white wig, black clerical robes and white bands. Maskelyne holds a sheaf of papers in his left hand, the top sheet with figures headed: "PRISMATIC MICRO-". This rests on a leather bound volume, title on the spine: "MASKELYNE'S OBSERVATIONS GREENWICH". Behind is a landscape of the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich, with drapery to the left as viewed. Nevil Maskelyne was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1758.

Original: oil on canvas, 1050x868mm. 1785

  • Image ref: RS-9716
  • The Royal Society

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