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Gay-Lussac, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles W.
Subject:
Gay-Lussac
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 120
This modest but enterprising chemist, associated with Thenard, has made the most interesting discoveries in vegetable chemistry and satisfactory experiments on the alkaline metals discovered by Davey; for the purpose of making certain observations in the upper regions of the atmosphere, he ascended in a ballon to such an unparralled height that the earth was of a pale blue and the sky black; he dared go no higher as the blood already started from his ears, nose and eyes. [P. 51.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Science--Chemist
Control number:
AECI 01740113
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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