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Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777)

Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Half-length portrait of Albrecht von Haller, apparently seated in front of a small table upon which is a book inscribed 'Physiologia', upon which von Haller rests his right hand. The sitter wears a short grey wig and is dressed in a white shirt and cravat with a light brown coat and waistcoat, the latter piped with gold and each with gold buttons.

The Royal Society


  • Date

    possibly 1765

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    76.5 x 64.5 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    presented by William Sharpey, 1877


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