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Half-length portrait of John Dollond, seated at a table, wearing a brown coat, white shirt and cravat. On the table is a volume with 'Opticks' (presumably denoting Sir Isaac Newton’s work) written on the top edge, and a small brass-boxed lens resting on top of the volume. Dollond holds a similar, smaller lens in his left hand.

The Royal Society



John Dollond (1706–1761)


19th C


oil on panel


H 28.2 x W 21.5 cm

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presented by George Dollond, 1842

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The Royal Society

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