Formerly called 'Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal (1732-1811)' by John Downman

Formerly called 'Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal (1732-1811)'

John Downman

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Formerly called 'Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal (1732-1811)'

The late Derek Howse, formerly Head of Astronomy at NMM and biographer of Nevil Maskelyne, the fifth Astronomer Royal, firmly believed that this portrait is misidentified on the basis of its great dissimilarity to Louis van der Puyl's undoubted Maskelyne portrait of 1785 owned by the Royal Society. Van der Puyl shows him in clerical dress (black with bands) appropriate to his formal status as a clerk in Holy Orders, rather than in the civil attire here, and against the background of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. This otherwise fine portrait against a classical column is therefore probably another astronomer, so far unidentified.
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  • Image reference: BHC2854

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