Portrait of the French chemist Jean Chaptal

Portrait of the French chemist Jean Chaptal

H403/0271 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.7MB

Downloadable file size: 2.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: Jean Chaptal. Portrait of the French chemist Jean Antoine Claude Chaptal (1756-1832). Chaptal studied medicine but then became interested in chemistry. He gained a professorship in the subject at Montpellier University, France, in 1777. He applied chemistry to industry and established the first plant in France for the commercial production of sulphuric acid. Later he was put in charge of a plant manufacturing gunpowder. Under Napoleon, Chaptal was placed in charge of education and he supervised the introduction of the metric system. His most important book, "Chemistry Applied to the Arts" was devoted to industrial chemistry.

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

Keywords: chaptal, chemist, jean, mathematician, metric system, pioneer, portraits, surname c

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