Portrait of Luke Howard or Joseph Jewell

Handley, J. W. H. (after; painted the original)1840

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Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

Painting once said to be of [Luke Howard] (1772-1864), meteorologist, chemist from comparison with other likenesses, since also attributed to likeness of Joseph Jewell (fl. 1870). [oil on paper] Pencil, oil and colour wash, heightened with white, on buff paper folded over wood panel; 16 x 13 cm. Signed and inscribed top left in red: Joseph Jewell. Aet 70. Reverse margin inscribed in ink in 19th century hand: From the original painted by J S H (J W H?) Handley RA (fl1827-1846) pub. J J Penstone. [1840-1860]. (Handley exhibited several anonymous sitters' portraits.) Featuring a man HS facing front, wearing Quaker hat. Acquired with assorted papers relating to Luke Howard, attribution as his portrait made by auction house catalogue (1977-895/2, SM Library MS2005).


  • Title: Portrait of Luke Howard or Joseph Jewell
  • Creator: Handley, J. W. H. (after; painted the original)
  • Date Created: 1840
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 160 mm x 130 mm
  • Type: oil painting, portrait

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