New Journal of Microscopy paper “The lost portrait of Robert Hooke?” published in the June issue

The paper was presented at the RMS Botanical Microscopy meeting in April 2019.


A new paper “The lost portrait of Robert Hooke?” has been published as part of the June 2020 issue of the Journal of Microscopy. This issue features papers from the RMS Botanical Microscopy meeting held in April 2019.

The paper by Dr. Lawrence Griffing, explores the history of a painting, Portrait of a mathematician, attributed to Mary Beale, circa 1680. From: https://arthistoryproject.com/artists/mary-beale/portrait-of-a-mathematician/

There is no authenticated painting of Robert Hooke in existence and in his paper, Dr. Griffing says that the portrait by Mary Beale closely resembles physical descriptions by two of Hooke’s biographers: Richard Waller and John Aubrey.

The paper was presented at the RMS Botanical Microscopy meeting in April 2019 as part of a talk by Dr. Griffing “Visible Art, Invisible Science”. Dr. Griffing is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at the Texas A&M University.

Read more here: https://science.tamu.edu/news/2019/09/texas-am-biologist-lawrence-griffing-zeroes-in-on-lost-portrait-of-17th-century-scientist-robert-hooke/

Link to the paper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmi.12828



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