Reference numberPC/2/4/6
TitleIllustration, ‘Conversazione of the Royal Society’, by J. R. Brown
DescriptionComposite illustration, with vignettes and interior views of the Royal Society’s conversazione, or soirée, at Burlington House, London, on the evening of 6 June 1888. One large scene of Fellows and guests in the main Library of Burlington House, notable for showing women visitors; and with five views of specific exhibits.

The figures are numbered and described as follows: 1. Experiments with soap bubbles [Charles Vernon Boys]. 2. Writing telegraph [John M. Richards]. 3. Welsh gold [exhibited by William Crookes, shown with Mrs White]. 4. Phoneidoscope colour figures [Sedley Taylor]. 5. The electric eel [Zoological Society of London]. 6. The conversazione.

Full page illustration from The Graphic, 16 June 1888, p.629. Captioned below: ‘CONVERSAZIONE OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY AT BURLINGTON HOUSE.’ Signed lower left 'J. R. Brown'.
Extent1 item
Physical descriptionWood engraving, ink on paper
Access statusOpen
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