Title Justus von Liebig and eight others seated in a committee. Gouache drawing.
Imprint [1870?]


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Physical description 1 drawing : gouache in grisaille on paper ; 13.5 x 24.9 cm
Summary In the background, a library, maps, astronomic charts etc. The choice of wall-charts include a map of central and south America, the study of which in 1799-1805 brought fame to Alexander von Humboldt. Another wall-chart shows the course of the planets, a subject also studied by Humboldt. Consequently, Dr Klaus Judel has suggested (18 August 2003) that the present picture might be a celebration of Humboldt's birthday, possibly in 1856 or 1857. Dr Judel identifies on the right Robert Bunsen (1811-1899), professor of chemistry and physics at Heidelberg
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 563884i
Topic-LCSH Scientists.
Subject name Liebig, Justus, Freiherr von, 1803-1873.
Bunsen, R. (Robert), 1811-1899.
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.
Genre/Technique Gouaches.
Group portraits.
Copy photo no. L 33924
System no. .b15638844
Record no. 563884i