Portrait engraving of Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779-1848) seated at a table with regalia pins on his jacket. His hand leans on a table containing a scale. A bookcase filled with books stands in the background. Signature appears below portrait.
Considered one of the founders of modern chemistry and known as the "Father of Swedish Chemistry," he is best known for his determination of atomic weights, chemical notation, and the isolation and discovery of silicon, selenium, thorium and cerium.
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