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Scientist: Waals, Johannes Diderik van der (1837 - 1923)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 19 x 16.4 cm /
Portrait of Johannes Diderik van der Waals
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Scientist: Walker, Francis Amasa (1840 - 1897)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Economics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9 x 7 cm / Sheet: 24.2 x 15.3 cm
Portrait of Francis Amasa Walker
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Scientist: Wallis, John (1616 - 1703)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: Giovanni Battista Cipriani, 1727-1785 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.3 x 10 cm / Sheet: 25.8 x 16.8 cm
Portrait of John Wallis
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Scientist: Wallis, John (1616 - 1703)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: Basire 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Giovanni Battista Cipriani, 1727-1785 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.3 x 10 cm / Sheet: 21.2 x 12.9 cm
Portrait of John Wallis
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Scientist: Warburg, Emil Gabriel (1846 - 1931)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 6 x 5.8 cm /
Portrait of Emil Gabriel Warburg
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Scientist: Ward, Joshua (1685 - 1761)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Chemistry
Original Artist: Thomas Bardwell, d.1780 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13 x 10.4 cm / Sheet: 19.1 x 13.4 cm
Portrait of Joshua Ward
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Scientist: Ward, Seth (1617 - 1689)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Print Artist: J. Swaine, 1820-1909 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: David Loggan, 1635-1700 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.7 x 9.2 cm / Sheet: 21.3 x 12.8 cm
Portrait of Seth Ward
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Scientist: Watson, William (1715 - 1787)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Botany ; Medicine
Print Artist: J. Thornthwaite, b.1840 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Edward Abbott, d.1791 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.8 x 7.7 cm / Sheet: 14.5 x 10.2 cm
Portrait of William Watson
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Scientist: Watson, William (1715 - 1787)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Botany ; Medicine
Print Artist: J. Thornthwaite, b.1840 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Edward Abbott, d.1791 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.8 x 7.6 cm / Sheet: 18 x 12.5 cm
Portrait of William Watson
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Scientist: Watt, James (1736 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Chemistry
Print Artist: Blanchard 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.3 x 8 cm / Sheet: 24.7 x 17 cm
Portrait of James Watt
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Scientist: Watt, James (1736 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Chemistry
Print Artist: Alexander Zschokke, b.1894 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.2 x 7.9 cm / Sheet: 17.9 x 13.6 cm
Portrait of James Watt
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Scientist: Watt, James (1736 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Chemistry
Print Artist: William Holl, 1807-1871 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: William Beechey, 1798 -1852 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.9 x 12.2 cm / Sheet: 23.7 x 14.9 cm
Portrait of James Watt
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Scientist: Watt, James (1736 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Chemistry
Print Artist: Charles Edward Wagstaff, 1808-1850 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: William Beechey, 1798 -1852 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.2 x 9.8 cm / Sheet: 36.5 x 25.6 cm
Portrait of James Watt
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Scientist: Watt, James (1736 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Chemistry
Print Artist: Charles Edward Wagstaff, 1808-1850 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: William Beechey, 1798 -1852 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.1 x 10.2 / Sheet: 27.1 x 18.7 cm
Portrait of James Watt
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Scientist: Watt, James (1736 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Chemistry
Original Artist: Carl Frederik van Breda, 1759-1818 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 21.6 x 17.1 cm / Sheet: 26.8 x 20 cm
Portrait of James Watt
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Scientist: Watt, James (1736 - 1819)
Discipline(s): Engineering ; Chemistry
Print Artist: Edward Francis Finden, 1791-1857 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Francis Chantrey, 1781-1841 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.6 x 14.2 cm /
Portrait of James Watt
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Scientist: Weber, Wilhelm Eduard (1804 - 1891)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Rudolf Hoffmann, fl. ca. 1840 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: Goettingen Petri 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 18.5 x 14.3 cm / Sheet: 24.9 x 18.5 cm
Portrait of Wilhelm Eduard Weber
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Scientist: Weierstrass, Karl (1815 - 1897)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16 x 12.3 cm / Sheet: 25.1 x 19 cm
Portrait of Karl Weierstrass
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Scientist: Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749 - 1817)
Discipline(s): Geology
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Vogel 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.2 x 7.8 cm / Sheet: 21.4 x 14.4 cm
Portrait of Abraham Gottlob Werner
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Scientist: Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749 - 1817)
Discipline(s): Geology
Original Artist: Vogel 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 4.6 x 4.4 cm /
Portrait of Abraham Gottlob Werner
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Scientist: Weston, Edward (1850 - 1936)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.5 x 25.4 cm /
Portrait of Edward Weston
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Scientist: Weyl, Hermann (1885 - 1955)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Artist: Studio of Fr. Schmelhaus of Zurich 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.4 x 9 cm / Sheet: 32.8 x 22.9 cm
Portrait of Hermann Weyl
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Scientist: Wheatstone, Charles (1802 - 1875)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 4.6 x 3.4 cm /
Portrait of Charles Wheatstone
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Scientist: Wheatstone, Charles (1802 - 1875)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Charles Henry Jeens, 1827-1876 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Mayall 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 21.6 x 14.2 cm / Sheet: 30.4 x 23 cm
Portrait of Charles Wheatstone
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Scientist: Wheatstone, Charles (1802 - 1875)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.8 x 5.9 cm / Sheet: 10.3 x 6.2 cm
Portrait of Charles Wheatstone
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Scientist: Wheatstone, Charles (1802 - 1875)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: C. Cook 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Kilburn 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13 x 10.3 cm / Sheet: 27 x 18.6 cm
Portrait of Charles Wheatstone
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Scientist: Whewell, William (1794 - 1866)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Eden Upton Eddis, 1812-1901 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.6 x 12.6 cm / Sheet: 24.5 x 15.9 cm
Portrait of William Whewell
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Scientist: Whiston, William (1667 - 1752)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: B. Wilson 
Medium: Photogravure 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.1 x 10.8 cm /
Portrait of William Whiston
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Scientist: Willis, Thomas (1621 - 1675)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.8 x 9.6 cm / Sheet: 17.5 x 11 cm
Portrait of Thomas Willis
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Scientist: Willstatter, Richard (1872 - 1942)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.5 x 12 cm / Sheet: 18.2 x 13 cm
Portrait of Richard Willstatter
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Scientist: Wilson, Edward "Beau"
Discipline(s): Alchemy
Print Artist: Cooper 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17.9 x 12.4 cm / Sheet: 31.5 x 23.3 cm
Portrait of Edward
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Scientist: Wirtinger, Wilhelm (1865 - 1945)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.4 x 7.1 cm / Sheet: 13.4 x 8.3 cm
Portrait of Wilhelm Wirtinger
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Scientist: Wistar, Caspar (1761 - 1818)
Discipline(s): Anatomy
Print Artist: James Barton Longacre, 1794-1869 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Bass Otis, 1784-1861 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.2 x 9.3 cm / Sheet: 27 x 17.1 cm
Portrait of Caspar Wistar
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Scientist: Wöhler, Friedrich (1800 - 1882)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Artist: Allemand 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.9 x 13 cm / Sheet: 25.7 x 18.5 cm
Portrait of Friedrich Wöhler
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Scientist: Wöhler, Friedrich (1800 - 1882)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Conrad Cook, 19th C. 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Allemand 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.6 x 12 cm / Sheet: 25.6 x 18 cm
Portrait of Friedrich Wöhler
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Scientist: Wolff, Christian, Freiherr von (1679 - 1754)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Print Artist: Johann Georg Wille, 1721-1788 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: AD 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 21.4 x 15.8 cm / Sheet: 32.8 x 22.9 cm
Portrait of Christian Freiherr von Wolff
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Scientist: Wolff, Christian, Freiherr von (1679 - 1754)
Discipline(s): Physics ; Mathematics
Print Artist: Johann-Martin Bernigeroth, 1713-1767 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14 x 10 cm / Sheet: 23.5 x 15.7 cm
Portrait of Christian Freiherr von Wolff
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Scientist: Wollaston, William Hyde (1766 - 1878)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics ; Medicine
Print Artist: James Thomson, 1789-1850 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Artist: J. Jackson 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.5 x 8.7 cm / Sheet: 24.5 x 16 cm
Portrait of William Hyde Wollaston
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Scientist: Wollaston, William Hyde (1766 - 1828)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics ; Medicine
Original Artist: J. Jackson 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.8 x 11 cm / Sheet: 27.4 x 18.3 cm
Portrait of William Hyde Wollaston
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Scientist: Wollaston, William Hyde (1766 - 1828)
Discipline(s): Chemistry ; Physics ; Medicine
Print Artist: William Holl, 1807-1871 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: J. Jackson 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.9 x 10.4 cm / Sheet: 25.3 x 16.7 cm
Portrait of William Hyde Wollaston
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Scientist: Wright, Thomas (1711 - 1786)
Discipline(s): Astronomy
Print Artist: P. Fourdrinier, fl. 1720-1760 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: G. Allen, fl. 18th C. 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 20.7 x 12.9 cm / Sheet: 20.8 x 12.7 cm
Portrait of Thomas Wright
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