Reference numberPC/2/4/9
TitleIllustration, ‘Sketches at the conversazione’, by Paul Hermann Naumann
DescriptionPortraits of eight exhibitors at the Royal Society’s conversazione, or soirée, at Burlington House, London, on the evening of 8 May 1889. All in formal evening dress. Left to right (above): Professor H. Marshall Ward, Mr. A. W. Clayden, Mr. J., Wilson Swan and Captain H. Capel Holden, R.A. Left to right (below): Mr. C. V. Boys, Mr. James Pitkin, Mr. Shelford Bidwell, Mr. Eric Stuart Bruce. Each portrait has a brief note of the exhibitor’s name and exhibit title, below.

Full page illustration from the Illustrated London News, 1 June 1889, p.685. Captioned below: ‘SKETCHES AT THE CONVERSAZIONE OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, MAY 8’. The print is signed lower right, ‘P. NAUMANN Sc.’

The accompanying article (p.685) describes the exhibits of the scientists portrayed.

Paul Hermann Naumann (fl. 1851-1879) German-born British wood engraver.
Extent1 item
Physical descriptionWood engraving, ink on paper
Access statusOpen
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