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Scientist: Abel, Frederick Augustus (1826 - 1902)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 6.5 x 5 cm oval / Sheet: 16.6 x 10.8 cm
Portrait of Frederick Augustus Abel
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Scientist: Abernethy, John (1764 - 1831)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: John Cochran, fl. 1821-1865 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.5 x 9 cm / Sheet: 27.1 x 21.6 cm
Portrait of John Abernethy
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Scientist: Achard, Franz Carl (1753 - 1821)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Print Artist: Friedrich-Wilhelm Bollinger, 1777-1825 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.1 x 9.5 cm / Sheet: 33 x 22.5 cm
Portrait of Franz Carl Achard
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Scientist: Adams, Jack (1625 - )
Discipline(s): Astrology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.1 x 7.1 cm / Sheet: 24 x 14.2 cm
Portrait of Jack Adams
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Scientist: Adams, Walter Sydney (1876 - 1956)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.7 x 25.5 cm /
Portrait of Walter Sydney Adams and Others
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Scientist: Agassiz, Louis (1807 - 1873)
Discipline(s): Geology ; Biology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11 x 9 cm oval / Sheet: 24.7 x 16.3 cm
Portrait of Louis Agassiz
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Scientist: Agassiz, Louis (1807 - 1873)
Discipline(s): Geology ; Biology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 18.2 x 14 cm / Sheet: 28.3 x 21.2 cm
Portrait of Louis Agassiz
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Scientist: Agassiz, Louis (1807 - 1873)
Discipline(s): Geology ; Biology
Print Artist: J. Sartain 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Whipple & Black 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17.3 x 11 cm / Sheet: 30.5 x 24.2 cm
Portrait of Louis Agassiz
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Scientist: Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius (ca. 1486 - 1535)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Biology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.5 x 6.7 cm / Sheet: 32.7 x 24.7 cm
Portrait of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim
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Scientist: Aguesseau, Henri Francois d' (1668 - 1751)
Discipline(s): Jurist
Print Artist: Claude-Marie-François Dien, 1787-1865 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Robert Tournieres 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.1 x 8 cm / Sheet: 22.5 x 15.3 cm
Portrait of Henri François d'Aguesseau
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Scientist: Airy, George Biddell (1801 - 1892)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Original Artist: Cundall Downes & Co. Photographic Co. 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.8 x 5.7 cm /
Portrait of George Biddell Airy
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Scientist: Airy, George Biddell (1801 - 1892)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Original Artist: Lock and Whitfield Photographic Co. 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.2 x 9 cm oval / Sheet: 27.7 x 19.7 cm
Portrait of George Biddell Airy
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Scientist: Airy, George Biddell (1801 - 1892)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Print Artist: Vincent, Brooks, Day & Son 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Carlo Pellegrini ("Ape") 1759-1840 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 38.4 x 26.5 cm /
Portrait of George Biddell Airy
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Scientist: Albertus, Magnus (ca. 1193 - 1280)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Chemistry ; Geology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17 x 14 cm / Sheet: 36 x 25.6 cm
Portrait of Albertus, Magnus
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Scientist: Albinus, Bernard Siegfried (1697 - 1770)
Discipline(s): Biology
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Carel de Moor, 1656-1728 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.1 x 7.6 cm oval / Sheet: 21.1 x 13.8 cm
Portrait of Bernard Siegfried Albinus
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Scientist: Alembert, Jean le Rond d' (1717 - 1783)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Print Artist: Benoit Louis Henriquez, 1732-1806 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Nicolas-René Jollain, 1732-1804 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 32.8 x 21.9 cm /
Portrait of Jean le Rond d'Alembert
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Scientist: Alembert, Jean le Rond d' (1717 - 1783)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Print Artist: Pierre Maleuvre, 1740-1803 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Andre Pujos, 1738-1788 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.6 x 10.8 cm / Sheet: 25.2 x 16.4 cm
Portrait of Jean le Rond d'Alembert
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Scientist: Alembert, Jean le Rond d' (1717 - 1783)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Print Artist: William Hopwood, 1784-1853 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Maurice-Quentin de la Tour, 1704-1788 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.6 x 10.1 cm / Sheet: 27.3 x 18.8 cm
Portrait of Jean le Rond d'Alembert
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Scientist: Allen, Thomas (1542 - 1632)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: James Bretherton, 1770-1781 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.4 x 7.5 cm / Sheet: 12.4 x 8.3 cm
Portrait of Thomas Allen
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Scientist: Ampère, André-Marie (1775 - 1836)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Chemistry ; Physics
Print Artist: L. Deymarie 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 42.5 x 31.5 cm /
Portrait of André-Marie Ampère
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Scientist: Ampère, André-Marie (1775 - 1836)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Chemistry ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 6 x 4.9 cm / Sheet: 6.3 x 6 cm
Portrait of André-Marie Ampère
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Scientist: Ampère, André-Marie (1775 - 1836)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Chemistry ; Physics
Original Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.1 x 7.6 cm oval / Sheet: 11.7 x 8.7 cm
Portrait of André-Marie Ampère
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Scientist: Ampère, André-Marie (1775 - 1836)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Chemistry ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17.3 x 16.8 cm / Sheet: 24.3 x 19.2 cm
Portrait of André-Marie Ampère
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Scientist: Ampère, André-Marie (1775 - 1836)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Chemistry ; Physics
Print Artist: Julien Leopold Boilly, 1796-1874 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 30.5 x 22.4 cm /
Portrait of André-Marie Ampère
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Scientist: Anderson, Carl David (1905 - 1991)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 23 x 16 cm / Sheet: 25.4 x 10.7 cm
Portrait of Carl David Anderson
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Scientist: Anderson, John (1833 - 1900)
Discipline(s): Geology ; Biology
Print Artist: William Holl 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 25.3 x 15.3 cm /
Portrait of John Anderson
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Scientist: Andrews, Henry (1743 - 1820)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Print Artist: T. Blood, fl. 1814-1823 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: James Watson, 1740-1790 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8 x 6.4 cm / Sheet: 23.7 x 16.2 cm
Portrait of Henry Andrews
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Scientist: Apian, Peter (1495 - 1552)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Geology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.8 x 10.9 cm / Sheet: 17.9 x 13.6 cm
Portrait of Peter Apian
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Scientist: Arago, François (1786 - 1853)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 6 x 4.7 cm / Sheet: 6.4 x 5.1 cm
Portrait of François Arago
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Scientist: Arago, François (1786 - 1853)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: Charles Phillipe Auguste Carey, 1824-1873 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Charles Phillipe Auguste Carey, 1824-1897 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.8 x 7.9 cm / Sheet: 30.2 x 23.1 cm
Portrait of François Arago
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Scientist: Arago, François (1786 - 1853)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: François-Seraphin Delpech, 1778-1825 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Attributed to Maguire 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 27.4 x 17.9 cm /
Portrait of François Arago
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Scientist: Arago, François (1786 - 1853)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: Sartain 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.9 x 11.3 cm / Sheet: 29 x 22.5 cm
Portrait of François Arago
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Scientist: Arago, François (1786 - 1853)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: H. I. Torlet, 19th C. 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 24.8 x 19.5 cm / Sheet: 29.8 x 22.7 cm
Portrait of François Arago
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Scientist: Arago, François (1786 - 1853)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.2 x 5.5 cm / Sheet: 10.3 x 6.2 cm
Portrait of François Arago
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Scientist: Arago, François (1786 - 1853)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: Alexandre Vincent Sixdeniers, 1795-1846 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Nicolas-Eustache Maurin, 1799-1850 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.6 x 15.1 cm / Sheet: 33 x 22.8 cm
Portrait of François Arago
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Scientist: Arago, François (1786 - 1853)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: François-Seraphin Delpech, 1778-1825 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Antoine Maurin, 1793-1860 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 48.2 x 31.4 cm /
Portrait of François Arago
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Scientist: Arcet, Jean d' (1725 - 1801)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Geology ; Medicine
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Jean d'Arcet
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Scientist: Archimedes (287 BCE - 212 BCE)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Physics
Print Artist: Charles Paul Landon, 1760-1826 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.2 x 7.8 cm / Sheet: 20.5 x 7.8 cm
Portrait of Archimedes
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Scientist: Aristotle (384 BCE - 322 BCE)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Astronomy ; Geology
Print Artist: John James Hinchliff, 1805-1875 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16 x 10 cm / Sheet: 22.8 x 14.7 cm
Portrait of Aristotle
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Scientist: Arkwright, Richard (1732 - 1792)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Print Artist: Joseph John Jenkins, 1811-1885 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Joseph Wright, 1734-1797 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.5 x 9.3 cm / Sheet: 26.9 x 20.5 cm
Portrait of Richard Arkwright
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Scientist: Arkwright, Richard (1732 - 1792)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Print Artist: William G. Jackman, fl. 1841-1860 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.5 x 11.2 cm / Sheet: 24.4 x 15.4 cm
Portrait of Richard Arkwright
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Scientist: Arkwright, Richard (1732 - 1792)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Print Artist: James Posselwhite, 1798-1884 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Joseph Wright, 1734-1797 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.1 x 10.5 cm / Sheet: 27.7 x 18.6 cm
Portrait of Richard Arkwright
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Scientist: Arkwright, Richard (1732 - 1792)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Print Artist: Joseph Andrews, 1806-1873 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Joseph Wright, 1734-1797 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.8 x 7 cm / Sheet: 15.7 x 10.2 cm
Portrait of Richard Arkwright
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Scientist: Arrhenius, Svante (1859 - 1927)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Print Artist: Transocean (Photographic company, Berlin) 
Medium: Photograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.1 x 11.7 cm / Sheet: 18.2 x 12.5 cm
Portrait of Svante Arrhenius
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Scientist: Aston, Francis William (1877 - 1945)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.9 x 9.9 cm / Sheet: 23.8 x 16.7 cm
Portrait of Francis William Aston
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Scientist: Avicenna (980 - 1037)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17 x 14.1 cm / Sheet: 37.9 x 25.6 cm
Portrait of Avicenna
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