Product images of Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
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Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
The original Artaud portrait was commissioned by William Herschel's son, John Frederick William Herschel in 1819. It shows William Herschel aged 81 in a plain jacket wearing the ribbon of the Royal Guelphic order. The Royal Guelphic Order was an order of Chivalry introduced by the Prince Regent (later George IV). Guelphic refers to the House of Guelph to which all the Hanoverian kings belonged, and would have had special significance for William Herschel since he, like the kings, was originally from Hanover.
- Image reference: BHC2359
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection