Jean Dominique Cassini II
By WESTERMAYER, C[onrad] [after] CLESS, [Jean Henri], 1808
Jean. Domin. Cassini. Geb. d.30 June 1748 auf dem Observatorium zu Paris.
- Author: WESTERMAYER, C[onrad] [after] CLESS, [Jean Henri]
- Publication place: [Weimar
- Publisher: Friedrich Justin Bertuch
- Publication date: c1808].
- Physical description: Stipple-engraved portrait.
- Dimensions: 140 by 90mm. (5.5 by 3.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17731
Cassini appeared alongside some of his forebears in an issue of Zach and Bertuch’s ‘Allgemeine geographische Ephemeriden’ in 1808, with his portrait similar engraved by Westermayer after Cless. Showing Cassini is a short powdered wig with ponytail, and smartly dressed with a lace cravat, the engraving also notes his date and place of birth.