Half-length portrait print of Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829). Davy was an English chemist and inventor who invented the field of electrochemistry. He is best known for his work isolating numerous elements using electricity. He also discovered the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine.
This plate is from John Howard Appleton's (1844-1930) Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals, published in 1884. Intended as an introduction to the study of chemistry, this volume contains illustrations throughout the text including color plates. Color plates have been digitized along with a selection of illustrations.
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Appleton, John Howard. “Portrait of Sir Humphry Davy.” Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals. Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Lithograph Company, 1884. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/pv8skiu.
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