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Priestley, Joseph (1733 - 1804)
Image information
Image caption[Painting of Joseph Priestley]
Creator (Painter) Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh
  Stuart, Gilbert , 1755 - 1828
Image Type Photograph of painting
Image Date [19--]
Size 18 x 24 cm.
Call number Smith P/P933.5D M
Notes Photographic reproduction of a 1931 painting of Joseph Priestley by Margaret Fitzhugh Browne, and after a c. 1800 painting by Gilbert Stuart. 2 copies. Similar to P/P933.5h M (not scanned), a reproduction of the same painting in the Feb. 1933 issue of The Nucleus (Cambridge, MA: Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society), and featuring a paragraph describing the painting, including the following excerpt: "In the lower foreground [Browne] has painted a shelf, similar to a laboratory table, on which she has faithfully reproduced typical apparatus used by Priestley in his famous experiments on gases. Here we see a pneumatic trough (center) which he devised for colleting gases so they could be examined at will, various tubes and jars for studying the effect of different gases on plants and small animals -- particularly mice, and a large double lens [or burning glass] (left) like the one he used in the discovery of oxygen."
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function Material
Lens   Glassware; Metal 
Pneumatic Trough