Skip to main content
sales@mediastorehouse.co.uk
Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
Posters & Jigsaws since 2004
 

Edward Linley Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 40 pictures in our Edward Linley collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Lyon Playfair, Scottish chemist and politician, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne Featured Print

Lyon Playfair, Scottish chemist and politician, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Lyon Playfair, Scottish chemist and politician, 1881. Playfair (1818-1898) in the chair as Deputy Speaker of the Commons during a late night session. Playfair studied chemistry at Glasgow under Thomas Graham, and under Liebig at Giessen. Professor of chemistry at Edinburgh University from 1858-1896, he discovered the nitroprusside class of salts. Playfair was appointed chemist to the Geological Survey in 1846 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 1848. He was engaged in the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Liberal MP for the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh from 1868-1885, Playfair served as Secretary of State for Science and Art in 1855 and was Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1880-1883. He was knighted in 1883 and was created a Baron in 1892. Cartoon in the Fancy Portraits series from Punch. (London, 12 February 1881).

© Oxford Science Archive / Heritage-Images

William Bowman, English anatomist, surgeon and ophthalmologist, 1884. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne Featured Print

William Bowman, English anatomist, surgeon and ophthalmologist, 1884. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

William Bowman, English anatomist, surgeon and ophthalmologist, 1884. Bowman (1816-1892) was born at Nantwich, Cheshire. After five years at Birmingham General Hospital, in 1837 he moved to Kings College Hospital, London. In the early 1840s he published papers on the structure and function of the kidneys. In 1846 he joined Moorfields Ophthalmic Hospital, London, and became an authority on the eye and the leading ophthalmic surgeon. Made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1841, Bowman was elected the first president of the Ophthalmological Society in 1880, and was created a Baron in 1884. Cartoon in the Fancy Portraits series from Punch. (London, 12 January 1884).

© Oxford Science Archive / Heritage-Images

George Biddell Airy (1801-1892), English astronomer and geophysicist, 1877. Artist: Unknown Featured Print

George Biddell Airy (1801-1892), English astronomer and geophysicist, 1877. Artist: Unknown

George Biddell Airy (1801-1892), English astronomer and geophysicist, 1877. Airy was Astronomer Royal and director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory from 1835 to 1881. He initiated the efficient and accurate observation of stellar positions, published works on celestial mechanics and made discoveries in theoretical and practical optics. He reorganised the Greenwich Observatory and discovered errors in planetary theory in relation to the motion of the Earth and Venus. In geophysics Airy is best known for his calculation of the mean density of the Earth. He worked it out by using pendulums to ascertain the difference in the strength of gravity between locations at the bottom of a mine shaft of known depth and on the surface.

© Ann Ronan Picture Library / Heritage-Images