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"Michael Faraday lecturing at the Royal Institution December 1855" 1855

CRE BLAIKLEY, Alexander; (Scottish; 1816-1903) The artist coloured the anonymous lithograph, which is a copy of his own painting. Now hanging in Graham Durant's office in the Museum. Faraday's first course of 6 lectures in the Theatre of the Royal Institution befgan in April 1827, the subject being Chemical Philosophy. This particular lecture, the first of a course of Juvenile Lectures on "Metals", was important, as it was attended by the Prince of Wales and Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. The Prince Consort is in the chair, and his sons are on either sides of him.