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Boyle, Robert (1627 - 1691)
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Image captionThe Honble: Robert Boyle : In the Collection of Dr. Mead.
Associated name Mead, Richard , 1673 - 1754
Creator (Engraver) Vertue, George , 1684 - 1756
Creator (Painter) Kerseboom, Frédéric , 1632 - 1690
Publisher John and Paul Knapton (Firm)
Image Type Print (Engraving)
Image Date 1740
Size 24 x 37 cm.
Call number Smith P/B699.4 L
Notes Similar to P/B699.8 M. 3 copies. Air-pump, tongs, crucible, and other apparatus at lower left of image; compass, books at lower right. A cat visible in the glass receiver of the air-pump may be an allusion to Addison's comment in The Spectator, no. 21 (1711), "For want of other Patients [they] amuse themselves with the stifling of Cats in an Air-Pump."
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function Material
Air-pump   Glassware; Metal 
Compass   Metal 
Crucible   Earthenware 
Tongs   Metal