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Michael Faraday started his scientific career as a Laboratory Assistant at the Royal Institution (Ri) and rose to fame through his scientific discoveries and popular lectures, eventually becoming Fullerian Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Laboratory. This is a copy of a portrait was painted in 1830, the year before his major discovery of electromagnetic induction and his invention of the first electrical generator.
oil on canvas
74.3 x 61.5 cm
commissioned by the Royal Institution Managers, 1931
The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, Greater London W1S 4BS EnglandView venue
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