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Mathematician, Pythagoras's School in Cambridge. Antique print c1785

Mathematician, Pythagoras's School in Cambridge. Antique print c1785

by Grose, Francis

Antique Print of Cambridge School of mathematician, Pythagoras.

Pythagoras theorem is that if a triangle has a right angle of 90 degrees, the square on the side opposite the right angle will equal the sum of squares on the other two sides. Francis Grose trained as an artist, exhibited his work, and proved to be a good draughtsman. His strongly engraved views of ruins and ancient buildings of Britain, perfectly portray the aura of each structure. This page is accompanied by interesting descriptive text below the illustration, as published.

Francis Grose (1731-1791) wrote “The Antiquities of England and Wales; Being a Collection of Views of the Most remarkable Ruins and antient(sic) Buildings, Accurately drawn on the spot. To each view is added An Historical Account of its Situation, when & by whom built, with every interesting Circumstance relating thereto. Collected from the best authorities.” It was published in London between 1783 and 1787 by C. Clarke for S. Hooker.

Grose's most famous published work was a little more whimsical: In 1785 he published “A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” which was well in advance of its time, was of some importance in the development of lexicography, and is still of considerable interest today.

Page size 12 x 9 inches or 30 x 23cm.

Stock Number: apGrose72Price: $90.00