Arnold Henry Guyot (1807-1884)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
signature and date: upper right: "Painted in one day by / G. P. A. Healy, Paris / July 19th 1879"
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A native of Switzerland, Guyot distinguished himself as a naturalist, geographer, and geologist. He came to America in 1848, and settled in Cambridge, Mass. Thereafter, he lectured on geographical subjects and wrote textbooks which introduced scientific geography into the curriculum of the public schools. From 1854 to 1884 he was professor of physical geography at Princeton.
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Gift of the American Geographical Society
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Creative: Tronvig Group