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Scientist: Painlevé, Paul (1863 - 1933)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 6.9 x 4.9 cm / Sheet: 10.3 x 7.6 cm
Portrait of Paul Painlevé
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Scientist: Palissy, Bernard (ca. 1510 - 1590)
Discipline(s): Biology ; Geology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.4 x 7.9 cm /
Portrait of Bernard Palissy
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Scientist: Palissy, Bernard (1510? - 1590)
Discipline(s): Biology ; Geology
Print Artist: Tony Goutiere, 1808-1890 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Charles-Barthelemy-Jean Durupt, 1804-1838. 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.5 x 8.7 cm / Sheet: 23. 5 x 14.3 cm
Portrait of Bernard Palissy
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Scientist: Palitzsch, Johann Georg (1723 - 1788)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Astrology ; Physics
Print Artist: Friedrich Zimmermann, 1823-1884 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.5 x 12 cm / Sheet: 28.5 x 18.4 cm
Portrait of Johann Georg Palitzsch (Palizsch)
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Scientist: Palitzsch, Johann Georg (1723 - 1788)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Astrology ; Physics
Print Artist: Christian Gottfried Schulze, 1749-1819 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Anton Graff, 1736-1813 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 32 x 23.3 cm / Sheet: 34.6 x 24.9 cm
Portrait of Johann Georg Palitzsch (Palizsch)
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Scientist: Paracelsus (1493 - 1541)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Medicine
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.3 x 7.5 cm / Sheet: 15.6 x 10 cm
Portrait of Paracelsus
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Scientist: Paracelsus (1493 - 1541)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Medicine
Print Artist: William Ridley, 1764-1838 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: P. P. Rubens, school of Metsys 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.5 x 7.2 cm / Sheet: 18 x 12.8 cm
Portrait of Paracelsus
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Scientist: Paracelsus (1493 - 1541)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Medicine
Print Artist: Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: P. P. Rubens, school of Metsys 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 26.6 x 20.7 cm / Sheet: 31.8 x 22.2 cm
Portrait of Paracelsus
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Scientist: Paré, Ambroise (ca. 1510 - 1590)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: William Holl, 1807-1871 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.7 x 10.1 cm / Sheet: 26.4 x 17.6 cm
Portrait of Ambroise Paré
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Scientist: Parkes, Samuel (1759 - 1825)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Parker 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.2 x 11.5 cm / Sheet: 24.1 x 15.6 cm
Portrait of Samuel Parkes
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Scientist: Parkes, Samuel (1759 - 1825)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Alfred William Warren, 19th C. 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14 x 11 cm / Sheet: 22.2 x 14.1 cm
Portrait of Samuel Parkes
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Scientist: Parkinson, John (1567 - 1650)
Discipline(s): Botany ; Medicine
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 6.5 x 4.8 cm / Sheet: 11.7 x 8.8 cm
Portrait of John Parkinson
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Scientist: Parsons, Charles (1854 - 1931)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Original Artist: Russell and Sons, London 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 18.3 x 13.4 cm / Sheet: 29.7 x 21.1 cm
Portrait of Charles Parsons
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Scientist: Pascal, Blaise (1623 - 1662)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.8 x 10.6 cm / Sheet: 25.6 x 17.2 cm
Portrait of Blaise Pascal
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Scientist: Pascal, Blaise (1623 - 1662)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Physics
Print Artist: T. Dale 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.4 x 8.1 cm / Sheet: 27.8 x 21.3 cm
Portrait of Blaise Pascal
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Scientist: Pasteur, Louis (1822 - 1895)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 21 x 15.2 cm / Sheet: 33 x 23.3 cm
Portrait of Louis Pasteur
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Scientist: Pasteur, Louis (1822 - 1895)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Attributed to Heliogre Dujardin 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Albert Edelfelt, 1854-1905 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.7 x 13.7 cm / Sheet: 18.5 x 15.2 cm
Portrait of Louis Pasteur
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Scientist: Pauling, Linus (1901 - 1994)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.9 x 11.6 cm / Sheet: 18 x 12.7 cm
Portrait of Linus Pauling
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Scientist: Peiresc, Nicolas Claude Fabri de (1580 - 1637)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: Jacques Lubin, 1637-1695 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 24.2 x 18.7 cm / Sheet: 27.7 x 20.3 cm
Portrait of Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc
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Scientist: Peiresc, Nicolas Claude Fabri de (1580 - 1637)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: Johannes Vorsterman, ca. 1643-ca.1699 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 21.4 x 15.4 cm / Sheet: 23.8 x 15.9 cm
Portrait of Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc
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Scientist: Pender, John (1816 - 1896)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 30.5 x 18.9 cm / Sheet: 35.9 x 23.4 cm
Portrait of John Pender
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Scientist: Penther, Johann Friedrich (1693 - 1749)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Economics
Print Artist: Johann Jakob Haid, 1704-1767 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Georg-Danie Heumann, 1691-1759 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 31 x 18.7 cm / Sheet: 38.4 x 24.9 cm
Portrait of Johann Friedrich Penther
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Scientist: Perrault, Claude (1613 - 1688)
Discipline(s): Biology ; Medicine
Print Artist: Gerard Edelinck, 1640-1707 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Vercelin 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 23.1 x 16.3 cm / Sheet: 27.1 x 19.5 cm
Portrait of Claude Perrault
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Scientist: Petitot, Jean (1607 - 1691)
Discipline(s): Art
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.5 x 8.1 cm / Sheet: 21 x 17.3 cm
Portrait of Jean Petitot
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Scientist: Petty, William (1623 - 1687)
Discipline(s): Economics ; Geography
Original Artist: Johann Baptist Closterman, 1660-1713 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 7.6 x 7.6 cm / Sheet: 14 x 9.1 cm
Portrait of William Petty
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Scientist: Petzval, Joseph (1807 - 1891)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: Adolf Dauthage, 1825-1883 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: J. Hoefelich 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.5 x 19.8 cm / Sheet: 28.8 x 21.2 cm
Portrait of Joseph Petzval
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Scientist: Peucer, Kaspar (1525 - 1602)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Medicine
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.8 x 7.5 cm /
Portrait of Kaspar Peucer
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Scientist: Physick, Philip Syng (1768 - 1837)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: Richard W. Dodson, 1812-1867 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Henri Inman, 1801-1846 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12 x 9.5 cm / Sheet: 24.3 x 17.6 cm
Portrait of Philip Syng Physick
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Scientist: Piazzi, Giuseppe (1746 - 1846)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Print Artist: F. Bordiga 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.9 x 9.4 cm / Sheet: 20.7 x 15.9 cm
Portrait of Giuseppe Piazzi
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Scientist: Pictet, Marc-Auguste (1752 - 1825)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Am Bouvier 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Firmin Massot, 1766-1849 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17.2 x 14.7 cm / Sheet: 24.9 x 17.2 cm
Portrait of Marc-Auguste Pictet
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Scientist: Pius II, Pope (1405 - 1464)
Discipline(s): Humanist
Print Artist: Bruehlse 
Medium: Woodcut 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.9 x 8.9 cm / Sheet: 16.4 x 9.1 cm
Portrait of Pope Pius II
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Scientist: Planck, Max (1858 - 1947)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.3 x 11.5 cm /
Portrait of Max Planck
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Scientist: Playfair, John (1748 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Geology
Print Artist: James Thomson, 1789-1850 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13 x 12.5 cm / Sheet: 26.9 x 17.4 cm
Portrait of John Playfair
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Scientist: Playfair, Lyon Playfair, Baron (1818 - 1898)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: George Cook, 1793-1849 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Antoine Claudet, 1797-1867. 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.1 x 12 cm / Sheet: 22.4 x 15.8 cm
Portrait of Lyon Playfair, Baron Playfair
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Scientist: Playfair, Lyon Playfair, Baron (1818 - 1898)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Artist: Lock and Whifield 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.3 x 8.9 cm /
Portrait of Lyon Playfair, Baron Playfair
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Scientist: Playfair, Lyon Playfair, Baron (1818 - 1898)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Artist: John Watkins 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.7 x 5.7 / Sheet: 10.5 x 6.3 cm
Portrait of Lyon Playfair, Baron Playfair
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Scientist: Plucker, Julius (1801 - 1868)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Physics
Print Artist: Rudolf Hoffmann, fl. ca. 1840 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Schafgans 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 19 x 15 cm / Sheet: 33.1 x 23 cm
Portrait of Julius Plucker
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Scientist: Poggendorff, Johann Christian (1796 - 1877)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.3 x 5.8 cm / Sheet: 10.7 x 6.7 cm
Portrait of Johann Christian Poggendorff
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Scientist: Poincaré, Henri (1854 - 1912)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 21.3 x 17.1 cm / Sheet: 23.5 x 18.1 cm
Portrait of Henri Poincaré
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Scientist: Poincaré, Henri (1854 - 1912)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.8 x 10.6 cm / Sheet: 36 x 27 cm
Portrait of Henri Poincaré
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Scientist: Poinsot, Louis (1777 - 1859)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Physics
Print Artist: Julien Leopold Boilly, 1796-1874 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 18.5 x 15.3 cm / Sheet: 31.8 x 24.5 cm
Portrait of Louis Poinsot
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Scientist: Poisson, Siméon-Denis (1781 - 1840)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: François-Seraphin Delpech, 1778-1825 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.8 x 9.2 cm / Sheet: 24.4 x 16.2 cm
Portrait of Siméon-Denis Poisson
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Scientist: Poisson, Siméon-Denis (1781 - 1840)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: François-Seraphin Delpech, 1778-1825 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Maurin 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 25 x 22.3 / Sheet: 30.8 x 22.5 cm
Portrait of Siméon-Denis Poisson
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Scientist: Poncelet, Jean Victor (1788 - 1867)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Engineering
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.9 x 9.5 cm / Sheet: 19.6 x 14.3 cm
Portrait of Jean Victor Poncelet
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Scientist: Pontecoulant, Gustave de (1795 - 1874)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.7 x 8 cm / Sheet: 22.9 x 15.3 cm
Portrait of Gustave de Pontecoulant
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Scientist: Popper-Lynkeus, Josef (1838 - 1921)
Discipline(s): Aeronautics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.2 x 11.3 cm / Sheet: 21.6 x 16 cm
Portrait of Josef Popper-Lynkeus
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Scientist: Pordage, John (1607 - 1681)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Astrology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.9 x 10 cm / Sheet: 13.6 x 10.8 cm
Portrait of John Pordage
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Scientist: Porta, Giambattista della (ca. 1535 - 1615)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 6 x 4.3 cm / Sheet: 7.2 x 4.3 cm
Portrait of Giambattista della Porta
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Scientist: Porta, Giambattista della (ca. 1535 - 1615)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Print Artist: Pietro Beccnei, 1755-1829 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Giuseppe Bossi, 1777-1815 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.7 x 9.7 cm / Sheet: 23.5 x 16.8 cm
Portrait of Giambattista della Porta
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Scientist: Pouillet, Claude Servais Mathias (1790 - 1868)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Engineering
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9 x 5.6 cm / Sheet: 10.5 x 6.3 cm
Portrait of Claude Servais Mathias Pouillet
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Scientist: Pouillet, Claude Servais Mathias (1790 - 1868)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Engineering
Original Artist: Charles Reutlinger 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9 x 5.6 cm / Sheet: 10.5 x 6.3 cm
Portrait of Claude Servais Mathias Pouillet
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Scientist: Praetorius, Johann (1537 - 1616)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: Wolfgang Philip Kilian, 1654-1732 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Wolfganag Philip Kilian, 1654-1732 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.6 x 9.5 cm /
Portrait of Johann Praetorius
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Scientist: Priestley, Joseph (1733 - 1804)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.1 x 6 cm / Sheet: 16.9 x 11.5 cm
Portrait of Joseph Priestley
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Scientist: Priestley, Joseph (1733 - 1804)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Print Artist: Franz-Josef Leopold, 1783-1832 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.5 x 7.6 cm / Sheet: 12.3 x 8.5 cm
Portrait of Joseph Priestley
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Scientist: Prieur-Duvernois, Claude Antoine (1763 - 1832)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Print Artist: Emile Giroux, 19th C. 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 7 x 6.4 cm / Sheet: 23.4 x 15.2 cm
Portrait of Claude Antoine Prieur-Duvernois
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Scientist: Pringle, John (1707 - 1782)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: W. H. Mote, fl. 1850 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Joshua Reynolds, 1723-1792 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.5 x 9.5 cm / Sheet: 28.6 x 22.2 cm
Portrait of John Pringle
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Scientist: Proctor, Richard Anthony (1837 - 1888)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.4 x 9.4 cm / Sheet: 24.8 x 16.8 cm
Portrait of Richard Anthony Proctor
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Scientist: Proctor, Richard Anthony (1837 - 1888)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Print Artist: Vincent, Brooks, Day & Son 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Leslie Ward ("Spy") 1851-1922 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 31 x 18.5 cm / Sheet: 38.5 x 28.4 cm
Portrait of Richard Anthony Proctor
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Scientist: Prony, Gaspard-François-Clair-Marie Riche, Baron de (1755 - 1839)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Mathematics
Print Artist: Julien Leopold Boilly, 1796-1874 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.8 x 19.3 cm / Sheet: 28.5 x 19.3 cm
Portrait of Gaspard-François-Clair-Marie Riche, Baron de Prony
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Scientist: Ptolemy (ca. 100 - ca. 170)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: Theodore de Bry, 1528-1598 
Medium: Woodcut 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.6 x 10.5 cm / Sheet: 19 x 15 cm
Portrait of Ptolemy
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Scientist: Pulteney, Richard (1730 - 1801)
Discipline(s): Botany
Print Artist: Piercy Roberts, 18th/19th C. 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Thomas Beach, 1738 - 1806 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.1 x 13.2 cm / Sheet: 25.3 x 16.8 cm
Portrait of Richard Pulteney
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Scientist: Pupin, Michael Idvorsky (1858 - 1935)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 23.9 x 18.7 cm /
Portrait of Michael Idvorsky Pupin
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Scientist: Purkyne, Jan Evangelista (1787 - 1869)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 18 x 15.3 cm / Sheet: 28.2 x 19.5 cm
Portrait of Jan Evangelista Purkyne
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Scientist: Pythagoras (ca. 580 BCE - ca. 500 BCE)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Astronomy
Print Artist: John B. Pendleton, 1798-1866 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: A. Hartwell 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.2 x 15 cm / Sheet: 28.6 x 20 cm
Portrait of Pythagoras
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