A mezzotint of Richard Lovett (1692–1780), a British physicist who wrote Philosophical Essays in Three Parts, which he appears to be reading here. He also wrote a brief theory of the north magnetic pole, and the mariner's compass needle.
Author of Philosophical Essays in Three Parts.
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