Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist

Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist

H422/0080 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 33.2MB

Downloadable file size: 4.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Alessandro Volta. Coloured engraving of Count Alessandro Giuseppe Anastasio Volta (1745-1827), Italian physicist and inventor of the electric battery. His battery consisted of alternating disks of silver and zinc with brine-soaked card between them. Volta first announced his discovery in 1800 in a letter to the Royal Society in Britain. He held professorships at the universities of Como and Pavia. He became interested in electricity in 1786 after seeing the work of Galvani, who showed frogs' bodies twitched when placed in a circuit. The unit of electrical potential difference, the volt (V), is named after him.

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

Keywords: alessandro, battery, electricity, inventor of, physicist, pioneer, portraits, surname v, volta

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