Reference numberP/0049
TitlePortrait of Gassendi, Pierre
DescriptionHead and shoulders, right profile. He was not a Fellow. He was born in 1592 and died in 1655. He was an astronomer, but was better known for his atomic theory. His contribution to science was mainly philosophical
MaterialsOil on canvas
Dimensions597 x 508 mm
NotesRobinson, Norman H and Forbes, Eric G 'The Royal Society catalogue of portraits' (London: Royal Society, 1980)
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceBequeathed by T Paget, 1717
Related material B&W negative, Box N101; Colour tiff, Richard III. IM/001615
Related records in the catalogueIM/001615

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