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John Harrison. From an Engraving by Tassaert, published in 1768, after a painting by King. under the Superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

PAD2851

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Object ID PAD2851
Description 'John Harrison. From an Engraving by [P.J.] Tassaert, published in 1768, after a painting by [Thomas] King. Under the Superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.' A half-length portrait of John Harrison, whose chronometer H4 solved the longtitude question. Print published in the SDUK's 'Gallery of Portraits: with memoirs', vol. 5 (1835), ed. Arthur Thomas Malkin. For other copies see ZBA4520 (XXX0298), ZBA4524 (XXX0299): also ZBA4523 (XXX0297) which is a reletted and re-worked impression, including a curtain swag in the right background.
Date made 1835

Artist/Maker Holl, W
King
Orr, William S, & Co
Tassaert, Philippe Joseph
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving, stipple
Measurements Primary support: 272 mm x 183 mm; Mount: 483 mm x 318 mm
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  • John Harrison. From an Engraving by Tassaert, published in 1768, after a painting by King. under the Superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (PAD2851)
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