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David Rittenhouse, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles W.
Subject:
Rittenhouse, David
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. XLVI
Of Pennsylvania; when but twenty years of age, made a reflecting telescope, of eight inches focal distance on the Newtonian system, which, as far as we know, was the first telescope made in America. In 1769, he executed his Planetarium, a piece of mechanism which reflected great honor on the inventor. On the decease of Doctor Franklin, he was elected President of the Philosophical Society at Philadelphia; appointed director of the mint of the United States in 1792; and resigned 1795. [P. 13.]
An Historical Catalogue of Peales' Collection of Paintings. "The proper study of mankind, is man." Philadelphia: Printed by Richard Folwell, No. 33, Mulberry-Street, M,DCC,XCV.
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Science
Control number:
AECI 01880046
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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