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Scientist: Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé (1787 - 1851)
Discipline(s): Photography
Print Artist: Attributed to Anst. V. W. Pobuda or T. Coit 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: T. Coit 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre
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Scientist: Dale, Samuel (1659? - 1739)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: Rivers 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Samuel Dale
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Scientist: Dalton, John (1766 - 1844)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Chemistry ; Meteorology
Print Artist: Cook 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Allen 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of John Dalton
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Scientist: Dalton, John (1766 - 1844)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Chemistry ; Meteorology
Print Artist: Cook 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Allen 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of John Dalton
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Scientist: Dana, James Dwight (1813 - 1895)
Discipline(s): Geology
Print Artist: J. J. Cade 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of James Dwight Dana
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Scientist: Dana, James Dwight (1813 - 1895)
Discipline(s): Geology
Original Artist: Henry W. Smith 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of James Dwight Dana
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Scientist: Dandolo, Vincenzo (1758 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Vincenzo Dandolo
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Scientist: Darwin, Charles Robert (1809 - 1882)
Discipline(s): Biology
Print Artist: Ernest Edwards, London. (Photographic company) 
Medium: Photograph 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Charles Robert Darwin
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Scientist: Darwin, Erasmus (1731 - 1802)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Botany ; Engineering
Print Artist: Moses Haughton 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: J. Rawlinson 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Erasmus Darwin
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Scientist: Darwin, Erasmus (1731 - 1802)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Botany ; Engineering
Print Artist: H. Meyer 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Erasmus Darwin
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Scientist: Darwin, George Howard (1845 - 1912)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: J. Russell & Sons (Photographic company) 
Medium: Photograph 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of George Howard Darwin
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Scientist: Daubenton, Louis-Jean-Marie (1716 - 1800)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Geology
Print Artist: Adrien Feart, b.1813 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton
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Scientist: Davis, William (1771 - 1807)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: J.S. Dickson 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: W. Allen 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of William Davis
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Edward Scriven, 1775-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 24.8 x 16.8 cm /
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: William Henry Worthington, ca. 1795-1839 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.5 x 12.9 cm /
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Attributed to Joller or Toller 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.5 x 7 c / Sheet: 23 x 14.2 cm
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Attributed to Joller or Toller 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 25 x 17.5 cm /
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: S. Freeman 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: J. Lonsdale 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 22.3 x 14.2 cm /
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: J. Thomson 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: J. Lonsdale 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 25.6 x 17.7 cm /
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: C. Cook 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.9 x 6 cm / Sheet: 20.4 x 12.4 cm
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: C. Cook 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 22.3 x 18.1 cm /
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: William Thomas Fry, 1789-1843 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Thomas Phillips, 1770-1845 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.7 x 9.4 cm / Sheet: 21.9 x 13.3 cm
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: Davy, Humphry (1778 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10 x 7.4 cm / Sheet: 25.5 x 17.5 cm
Portrait of Humphry Davy
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Scientist: De Forest, Lee (1873 - 1961)
Discipline(s): Electrical Engineering
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 24.1 x 19 cm / Sheet: 25.4 x 20.7 cm
Portrait of Lee De Forest
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Scientist: Dee, John (1527 - 1608)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: R. Cooper 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11 x 8.5 cm / Sheet: 17.6 x 11 cm
Portrait of John Dee
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Scientist: Dee, John (1527 - 1608)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: William Greatbach, b. 1802 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 22.5 x 14.2 cm /
Portrait of John Dee
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Scientist: Defrance, Marin Jacques Louis (1758 - )
Discipline(s): Zoology ; Geology
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 19.6 x 13.5 cm /
Portrait of Marin Jacques Louis Defrance
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Scientist: Delambre, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1749 - 1822)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Geodesy
Print Artist: Julien Leopold Boilly, 1796-1874 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.5 x 18.6 cm / Sheet: 31.7 x 24.4 cm
Portrait of Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
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Scientist: Delambre, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1749 - 1822)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Geodesy
Print Artist: Attributed to Julien Leopold Boilly, 1796-1874 and Benjamin Holl, 1808-1884 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.7 x 10.2 cm / Sheet: 25.8 x 17.5 cm
Portrait of Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
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Scientist: Derby, Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley (1799 - 1869)
Discipline(s): Classics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.9 x 6 cm /
Portrait of Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley Derby
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Scientist: Desaguliers, John Theophilus (1683 - 1744)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Artist: Hans Hysing, 1678-1752 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.6 x 10 cm /
Portrait of John Theophilus Desaguliers
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Scientist: Desaguliers, John Theophilus (1683 - 1744)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: James Tookey, 19th C. 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Hans Hysing, 1678-1752 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12 x 9.6 cm / Sheet: 17.5 x 11.5 cm
Portrait of John Theophilus Desaguliers
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Scientist: Descartes, René (1596 - 1650)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12 x 7.3 cm / Sheet: 17.3 x 11.6 cm
Portrait of René Descartes
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Scientist: Descartes, René (1596 - 1650)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Print Artist: Peter Schenk 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12 x 7.3 cm, / Sheet: 25.1 x 18.3 cm
Portrait of René Descartes
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Scientist: Descartes, René (1596 - 1650)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Print Artist: William Holl 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Franz Hals, ca.1582-1666 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.7 x 10.3 cm / Sheet: 25.5 x 17.5 cm
Portrait of René Descartes
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Scientist: Desfontaines, René Louiche (1751 - 1833)
Discipline(s): Botany
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12 x 7.3 cm, / Sheet: 21.8 x 14.2 cm
Portrait of René Louiche Desfontaines
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Scientist: Deyeux, Nicolas (1745 - 1837)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.8 x 10.4 cm /
Portrait of Nicolas Deyeux
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Scientist: Diderot, Denis (1713 - 1784)
Discipline(s): Encyclopedist
Print Artist: Thomas Ryder, 1746-1810 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.4 x 11.4 cm / Sheet: 21.2 x 13.5 cm
Portrait of Denis Diderot
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Scientist: Diderot, Denis (1713 - 1784)
Discipline(s): Encyclopedist
Print Artist: Pierre Pelee, 1801-1871 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Felix Emmanuel Henri Philippoteaux, 1815-1884 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.7 x 13.1 cm / Sheet: 26.4 x 18.3 cm
Portrait of Denis Diderot
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Scientist: Digby, Kenelm (1603 - 1665)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Artist: Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.8 x 7.4 c / Sheet: 17.9 x 11.5 cm
Portrait of Kenelm Digby
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Scientist: Digby, Kenelm (1603 - 1665)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: R. Cooper 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.3 x 8.6 cm / Sheet: 25.3 x 17.1 cm
Portrait of Kenelm Digby
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Scientist: Digby, Kenelm (1603 - 1665)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Jacobus Houbraken, 1698-1780 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 37.1 x 23.4 cm / Sheet: 38.5 x 24.5 cm
Portrait of Kenelm Digby
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Scientist: Digby, Kenelm (1603 - 1665)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: P. Lightfoot 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.7 x 9.7 cm / Sheet: 22.6 x 16.8 cm
Portrait of Kenelm Digby
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Scientist: Digby, Kenelm (1603 - 1665)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Burnet Reading, fl. 1777-1822 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.5 x 10.7 cm / Sheet: 21.7 x 13.4 cm
Portrait of Kenelm Digby
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Scientist: Digby, Kenelm (1603 - 1665)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Robert van Voerst, 1597-1635 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 28 x 18.7 cm /
Portrait of Kenelm Digby
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Scientist: Dimsdale, Thomas (1712 - 1800)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: William Ridley, 1764-1838 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 21.7 x 12.5 cm /
Portrait of Thomas Dimsdale
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Scientist: Doebereiner, Johann Wolfgang (1780 - 1849)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Carl August Schwerdgeburth, 1785-1878 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Fritz Ries, fl. 1826-1857 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.8 x 9 cm / Sheet: 24.2 x 18 cm
Portrait of Johann Wolfgang Doebereiner
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Scientist: Doebereiner, Johann Wolfgang (1780 - 1849)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Carl August Schwerdgeburth, 1785-1878 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Fritz Ries, fl. 1826-1857 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 7.2 x 6.5 cm /
Portrait of Johann Wolfgang Doebereiner
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Scientist: Dollond, John (1706 - 1761)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: James Posselwhite, 1798-1884 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.6 x 10.1 cm / Sheet: 26.3 x 17.1 cm
Portrait of John Dollond
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Scientist: Dolomieu, Déodat de (1750 - 1801)
Discipline(s): Geology
Print Artist: George Cooke, 1781-1834 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Saint-Aubin 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.8 x 6.7 cm / Sheet: 21.2 x 13.1 cm
Portrait of Déodat de Dolomieu
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Scientist: Donders, Franciscus Cornelis (1818 - 1889)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: Alexander Seitz (Photographic company) 
Medium: Photograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.1 x 5.7 cm / Sheet: 10 x 6.2 cm
Portrait of Franciscus Cornelis Donders
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Scientist: Doppelmayr, Johann Gabriel (1671 - 1750)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Mathematics ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.8 x 8.8 cm / Sheet: 18.9 x 12.5 cm
Portrait of Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
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Scientist: Dove, Heinrich Wilhelm (1803 - 1879)
Discipline(s): Meteorology ; Physics
Print Artist: Friedlaender (Photographic company) 
Medium: Photograph 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Heinrich Wilhelm Dove
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Scientist: Dove, Heinrich Wilhelm (1803 - 1879)
Discipline(s): Meteorology ; Physics
Print Artist: Loescher & Petsch 
Medium: Photograph 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Heinrich Wilhelm Dove
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Scientist: Drude, Paul (1863 - 1906)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Paul Drude
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Scientist: Dryander, Johann (1500 - 1560)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Medicine
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Johann Dryander
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Scientist: Du Bois-Reymond, Paul (1818 - 1896)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Physics
Print Artist: Attributed to Loecher & Petsch 
Medium: Photograph 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Emil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond
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Scientist: Du Bois-Reymond, Paul (1818 - 1896)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Physics
Print Artist: Gesellschaft, Berlin (Photographic company) 
Medium: Photogravure 
Original Artist: Max Koner, 1854-1900 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 23.8 x 17.6 cm / Sheet: 28.8 x 20.4 cm
Portrait of Emil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond
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Scientist: Dudley, Robert (1574 - 1649)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Print Artist: J. Brown, 19th C. 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: George Perfect Harding after Nicolas Hilliard, ca. 1537-1619 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 18.2 x 10.2 cm / Sheet: 25.2 x 13.5 cm
Portrait of Robert Dudley
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Scientist: Dulong, Perre Louis (1785 - 1838)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Perre Louis Dulong
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Scientist: Dumas, Jean-Baptiste (1800 - 1884)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Dumas
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Scientist: Dumas, Jean-Baptiste (1800 - 1884)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Samuel Freeman, 1773-1857 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Emililen Desmaisons, 1812-1880 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.7 x 12.3 cm / Sheet: 27.8 x 19.2 cm
Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Dumas
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Scientist: Dumeril, André Marie Constant (1774 - 1860)
Discipline(s): Zoology ; Medicine
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of André Marie Constant Dumeril
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Scientist: Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane (1775 - 1860)
Discipline(s): Military
Print Artist: Maull & Polyblank (Photographic company) 
Medium: Photograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.2 x 14.8 cm / Sheet: 24.1 x 18.7 cm
Portrait of Thomas Cochrane Dundonald
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Scientist: Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane (1775 - 1860)
Discipline(s): Military
Print Artist: John Cook, 18th C. 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: James Ramsay, 1786-1854 
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Thomas Cochrane Dundonald
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Scientist: Dupin, Charles (1784 - 1873)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Economics
Print Artist: Julien Leopold Boilly, 1796-1874 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 29.9 x 21.7 cm /
Portrait of Charles Dupin
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