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Scientist: Rabi, Isidor Isaac (1898 - 1988)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.7 x 25.5 cm /
Portrait of Isidor Isaac Rabi and Others
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Scientist: Radcliffe, John (1650 - 1714)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: Michael van der Gucht, 1660-1725 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.6 x 8.5 cm /
Portrait of John Radcliffe
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Scientist: Raleigh, Walter (1552 - 1618)
Discipline(s): Exploration
Print Artist: Robert Vaughan, fl. 1622-1678 
Medium: Print 
Original Artist: Simon van de Pass, ca.1595-1647 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8 x 5.3 cm / Sheet: 9.5 x 6 cm
Portrait of Walter Raleigh
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Scientist: Raleigh, Walter (1552 - 1618)
Discipline(s): Exploration
Original Artist: Zucchero 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14 x 9.6 cm / Sheet: 26.2 x 17.4 cm
Portrait of Walter Raleigh
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Scientist: Ramsay, David (1749 - 1815)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: James Barton Longacre, 1794-1869 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Charles Willson Peale, 1741-1827 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.4 x 9 cm / Sheet: 26.7 x 16.9 cm
Portrait of David Ramsay
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Scientist: Ramsay, William (1852 - 1916)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.4 x 8.6 cm /
Portrait of William Ramsay
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Scientist: Ramus, Petrus (1515 - 1572)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Astronomy ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.8 x 10.5 cm / Sheet: 20.2 x 15.8 cm
Portrait of Petrus Ramus
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Scientist: Ramus, Petrus (1515 - 1572)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Astronomy ; Physics
Print Artist: Theodore de Bry, 1528-1598 
Medium: Woodcut 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.8 x 10.5 cm / Sheet: 17.4 x 13.6 cm
Portrait of Petrus Ramus
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Scientist: Raspail, François-Vincent (1794 - 1878)
Discipline(s): Biology ; Medicine
Print Artist: Gerlier, b.1826 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Rigo 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9 x 7.6 cm / Sheet: 14.3 x 9.7 cm
Portrait of François-Vincent Raspail
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Scientist: Rathenau, Walther (1867 - 1922)
Discipline(s): Industrialist ; Electrical Engineering
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.7 x 14.7 cm / Sheet: 24.6 x 20.6 cm
Portrait of Walther Rathenau
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Scientist: Ray, John (1627 - 1705)
Discipline(s): Biology
Print Artist: Henry Meyer, 1783-1847 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.4 x 10.3 cm / Sheet: 26.4 x 17 cm
Portrait of John Ray
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Scientist: Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de (1683 - 1757)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Engineering ; Biology
Print Artist: Johann-Martin Bernigeroth, 1713-1767 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.6 x 8.5 cm / Sheet: 15.5 x 8.9 cm
Portrait of René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Scientist: Redi, Francesco (1626 - 1698)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: Lodovico Pelli, 1814-1876 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11 x 11 cm / Sheet: 19.2 x 14.3 cm
Portrait of Francesco Redi
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Scientist: Rees, Abraham (1743 - 1825)
Discipline(s): Encyclopedist
Print Artist: Christian F. Gobrecht, 1785-1844 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: John Opie, 1761-1807 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 21 x 16 cm / Sheet: 27.2 x 20.8 cm
Portrait of Abraham Rees
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Scientist: Regiomontanus, Johannes (1436 - 1476)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Mathematics
Print Artist: Braeht 
Medium: Woodcut 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.5 x 8.7 cm / Sheet: 15.3 x 9.2 cm
Portrait of Johannes Regiomontanus
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Scientist: Regnault, Victor (1810 - 1878)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.1 x 7.5 cm / Sheet: 11.2 x 8.5 cm
Portrait of Victor Regnault
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Scientist: Reichenbach, Karl (1788 - 1869)
Discipline(s): Biology
Original Artist: Rudolf Hoffmann 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17.8 x 13.2 cm / Sheet: 33.1 x 23.2 cm
Portrait of Karl Reichenbach
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Scientist: Rennie, John (1794 - 1874)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.6 x 11 cm / Sheet: 14.3 x 12.2 cm
Portrait of John Rennie
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Scientist: Rennie, John (1761 - 1821)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Print Artist: Jan Pieter Waterloo, 1790-1861 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.5 x 11.2 cm / Sheet: 20 x 13.5 cm
Portrait of John Rennie
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Scientist: Ressel, Josef (1793 - 1857)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.5 x 8.5 cm / Sheet: 15.5 x 11 cm
Portrait of Josef Ressel
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Scientist: Ressel, Josef (1793 - 1857)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: B. Linassi 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Vincenzo Poiret, d. 1868 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 24 x 20.5 cm / Sheet: 29.7 x 20.5 cm
Portrait of Josef Ressel
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Scientist: Reuleaux, Franz (1829 - 1905)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.1 x 6.1 cm / Sheet: 10.5 x 6.7 cm
Portrait of Franz Reuleaux
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Scientist: Reynolds, Henry Revell (1745 - 1811)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: T. Blood, fl. 1814-1823 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Abbott 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.9 x 7.3 cm / Sheet: 14 x 10.1 cm
Portrait of Henry Revell Reynolds
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Scientist: Ridley, Mark (1560 - 1624)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.2 x 9.3 cm / Sheet: 21.5 x 13.5 cm
Portrait of Mark Ridley
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Scientist: Riemann, Bernhard (1826 - 1866)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.5 x 14 cm / Sheet: 24.1 x 18.3 cm
Portrait of Bernhard Riemann
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Scientist: Risso, Antoine (1777 - 1845)
Discipline(s): Biology
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.4 x 7.8 cm / Sheet: 21.9 x 15.1 cm
Portrait of Antoine Risso
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Scientist: Rittenhouse, David (1732 - 1796)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Astronomy
Print Artist: Christian F. Gobrecht, 1785-1844 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Charles Willson Peale, 1741-1827 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.3 x 9.9 cm / Sheet: 22.2 x 13.7 cm
Portrait of David Rittenhouse
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Scientist: Rittenhouse, David (1732 - 1796)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Astronomy
Print Artist: James Barton Longacre, 1794-1869 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Charles Willson Peale, 1741-1827 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.2 x 9.2 cm / Sheet: 24.5 x 18.2 cm
Portrait of David Rittenhouse
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Scientist: Rochon, Alexis (1741 - 1817)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Print Artist: Konrad Westermayr, 1765-1834 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.8 x 7.2 cm / Sheet: 15.3 x 9.6 cm
Portrait of Alexis Rochon
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Scientist: Rohault, Jacques (1620 - 1675)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Etienne Jehandier Desrochers, 1668-1741 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.5 x 10 cm / Sheet: 22.5 x 14 cm
Portrait of Jacques Rohault
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Scientist: Roscoe, Henry Enfield (1833 - 1915)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.6 x 9.3 cm / Sheet: 18.9 x 15.3 cm
Portrait of Henry Enfield Roscoe
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Scientist: Rose, Heinrich (1795 - 1864)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: William C. Sharpe, 1796-1802 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: L'Alemand 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.4 x 11.7 cm / Sheet: 27 x 17.3 cm
Portrait of Heinrich Rose
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Scientist: Rosse, William Parsons, Earl of (1800 - 1867)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17.7 x 15.5 cm / Sheet: 33 x 22.9 cm
Portrait of William Parsons, Earl of Rosse
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Scientist: Rowland, Henry Augustus (1848 - 1901)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 24.2 x 18.4 cm /
Portrait of Henry Augustus Rowland
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Scientist: Rowland, Henry Augustus (1848 - 1901)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 24.2 x 18.4 cm /
Portrait of Henry Augustus Rowland
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Scientist: Roxburgh, William (1751 - 1815)
Discipline(s): Botany
Print Artist: Charles Turner Warren, 1767-1823 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.1 x 8.5 cm / Sheet: 20.4 x 12.6 cm
Portrait of William Roxburgh
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Scientist: Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, Count (1753 - 1814)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions:
Portrait of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford
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Scientist: Rupert, Prince, Count Palatine (1619 - 1682)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Military
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 7.1 x 5.4 cm / Sheet: 10.1 x 6.9 cm
Portrait of Prince Rupert, Count Palatine
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Scientist: Rupert, Prince, Count Palatine (1619 - 1682)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Military
Print Artist: Thomas Chambars, ca.1724-1789 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: William Dobson, 1611-1646 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.9 x 11.8 cm / Sheet: 21.4 x 17.7 cm
Portrait of Prince Rupert, Count Palatine
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Scientist: Rupert, Prince, Count Palatine (1619 - 1682)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Military
Original Artist: Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 6.4 x 5 cm /
Portrait of Prince Rupert, Count Palatine
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Scientist: Rush, Benjamin (1746 - 1813)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Chemistry
Original Artist: Thomas Sully, 1783-1872 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.4 x 9.8 cm /
Portrait of Benjamin Rush
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Scientist: Rush, Benjamin (1746 - 1813)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Chemistry
Print Artist: James Barton Longacre, 1794-1869 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Thomas Sully, 1783-1872 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.9 x 8.5 cm / Sheet: 24 x 16 cm
Portrait of Benjamin Rush
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Scientist: Russell, Henry Chamberlaine (1836 - 1907)
Discipline(s): Astronomy ; Meteorology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 19.1 x 14.4 cm / Sheet: 19.9 x 15.1 cm
Portrait of Henry Chamberlaine Russell
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Scientist: Rutherford, Ernest (1871 - 1937)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Chemistry
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.3 x 6.2 cm /
Portrait of Ernest Rutherford
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Scientist: Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris (1816 - 1892)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Original Artist: L. Alman 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14 x 10.2 cm / Sheet: 16.6 x 11 cm
Portrait of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd
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Scientist: Ruysch, Frederik (1638 - 1731)
Discipline(s): Botany ; Medicine
Print Artist: J. Jenkins 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Jan Wandelaar, 1690-1759 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.4 x 9.6 cm / Sheet: 25.5 x 15.7 cm
Portrait of Frederik Ruysch
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