Portrait of Christiaan Huygens, 1629-1695

Portrait of Christiaan Huygens, 1629-1695

H408/0098 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.1MB

Downloadable file size: 4.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Portrait of Christiaan Huygens (1629-95), Dutch astronomer and physicist. Huygens was well- educated, studying at Leiden University. He made his name as an astronomer, discovering the rings of Saturn, its moon Titan, the Orion Nebula and many of the markings on Mars. His greatest achievement was in the measurement of time. In 1656, Huygens made the first pendulum clock. This gave a vast improvement over the existing mechanical clocks, and may be said to be the beginning of truly accurate time measurement. Huygens also provided much of the groundwork for the law of conservation of energy, the wave theory of light and the mathematics of probability.

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

Keywords: astronomer, christiaan, clock, discoverer, discoverer of, huygens, inventor, pendulum clock, physicist, portraits, rings of saturn, surname h, titan

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