Linnaeus by Hallman

Magnus Hallman
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), [c.1780]
Oil on canvas, 75 x 64 cm.

This portrait depicts one of the greatest figures of the eighteenth century, Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Through the publication of the 10th edition of his work, Systema Naturae he established a new system of classifying the natural world. This laid the foundation for the naming, ranking and classifying of organisms which is still in use today (Taxonomy).

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