Caldwall, James, 1739-1789.

Chemical philosophers of the present day : Dr. Priestley : Lavoisier / Opie and David, pinxt. ; Caldwall, sculpt. -- London : Published May 1, 1801, by Dr. Thornton, [ 1801]

1 print : engraving ; plate mark 47 x 32 cm., on sheet 55 x 42 cm.

Portrait of Priestley, after painting by John Opie, and of Lavoisier, after painting by Jacques Louis David.

Subject: Two head-and-shoulders portraits in separate ornamental oval frames; one frame held by eagle.

Source unknown.

1. Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804. 2. Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794. 3. Portrait prints. 4. Chemistry. I. Opie, John, 1761-1807. II. David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825. III. Thornton, Dr. IV. Title.

Caldwall, James:  Main entry.

Dr. Priestley : Lavoisier:  Since the names "Dr. Priestley" and "Lavoisier" are actually separated on the item, they are recorded as other title information to reflect this layout to the catalog user (1F1).

Opie and David, pinxt.:  Since the role of Opie and of David may not be clear to those unfamiliar with conventions in printmaking or the meaning of "pinxt.," it is explained in a note.

1801:  The date, an integral part of the publisher statement, is repeated as the date element and enclosed in square brackets (2F2).

Priestley:  Tracings.  Arabic numbers indicate subjects (which, here, are merely shown as an example and are not prescribed); roman numerals indicate added entries.

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Sample Descriptions in the 1982 Edition