Jean Dominique Cassini
By WESTERMAYER, C[onrad]; [after] [Jean Henri] CLESS, 1808
Jean.Domin. Cassini. geb. zu Perinaldo bey Nizza, den 8 Jun. 1625 gest. zu Paris d. 14 Sept. 1712.
- Author: WESTERMAYER, C[onrad]; [after] [Jean Henri] CLESS
- Publication place: [Weimar
- Publisher: Friedrich Justin Bertuch
- Publication date: c1808].
- Physical description: Stipple-engraved portrait, trimmed within plate mark on right.
- Dimensions: 140 by 90mm. (5.5 by 3.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17730
An 1808 issue of the ‘Allgemeine geographische Ephemeriden’, the geographical journal published by Zach and Bertuch, contained a portrait of Cassini engraved by German draughtsman Westermayer after a portrait by French artist Jean Henri Cless. The astronomer is shown in three-quarter view wearing robes and a long dark wig.