Portrait of Humphry Davy, English chemist

Portrait of Humphry Davy, English chemist

H404/0230 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 22.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Restrictions: Not to be shared on social media or embedded in a web page without permission.

Caption: Humphry Davy. Portrait of English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829). In 1800 he discovered nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, which was the first chemical anaesthetic used. Davy is better known for his research on electrolysis. In 1807 he was able to isolate potassium and sodium by driving an electric current into solutions containing potash and soda respectively. Using a similar method, Davy obtained other metals such as barium, strontium, calcium and magnesium in the following year. In 1815 he invented the Davy lamp which, thanks to a special device, could be safely used in gassy coalmines.

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

Keywords: barium, calcium, chemist, davy, davy lamp, discoverer, humphrey, inventor, magnesium, portraits, potassium, sir humphry, sodium, surname d

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