There are three authentic portraits of Edmund Halley in existence. Halley, an English astronomer, is best known for first observing Halley's Comet. He was born in 1656 and died in 1742.
Portrait #1 , Thomas Murray, 1687
Thomas Murray (1663-1735) painted Portrait #1. This piece was painted around 1687.
Portrait #2, Michael Dahl, Date Unknown
Portrait #2 is by artist Michael Dahl (1656-1743). The date on this portrait is unknown. Dahl was a Swedish painter from the Baroque Period.
Portrait #3, William Thomas Fry, Date Unknown
Portrait #3 is an engraving by William Thomas Fry (1789-1843). The date is unknown. The artist based it on the portrait by Michael Dahl.
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