Justus von Liebig, German chemist

Justus von Liebig, German chemist

C003/6676 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 53.1MB

Downloadable file size: 4.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), German chemist. Liebig was born into a middle class family, and showed an early interest in chemistry. he was apprenticed to an apothecary before studying at the University of Bonn. He went on to Paris, where he met Gay-Lussac and Cuvier, before becoming Professor at Giessen at the age of 21. He established laboratory-based teaching, and was a gifted if harsh lecturer. His research demonstrated that organic chemistry could be analysed and replicated in the laboratory. He showed that nitrogen-based compounds were essential to plant growth, and invented the first nitrogen fertilisers. His Law of the Minimum stated that plants each have a mineral that regulates their development. With Giebert he devised a method for creating a beef extract from carcasses as a dietary supplement, the bouillon cubes of which were later trademarked as 'Oxo'.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, analysis, artwork, beef extract, bouillon, chemist, condenser, engraving, german, justus von liebig, laboratory teaching, law of the minimum, nitrogen fertiliser, organic chemistry, oxo, plant metabolism, portrait, synthesis, teacher

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.