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John Stevelly, professor of natural philosophy at Queen's College (1849–1867), was born in Cork and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1823 he was appointed professor of natural philosophy at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, a position he retained until taking up the post at Queen's College. An energetic member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, he was secretary of the mathematics and physics section of the Association (1837–1864).
oil on canvas
H 90 x W 77 cm