Half-length portrait of Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777). Von Haller was a Swiss physician, poet, scientist and magistrate. He was born in Bern, Switzerland, and studied medicine under Boerhaave and Willem Jacob 's Gravesande in Leiden, where he received his doctorate in 1727. He later became best known for his poem Die Alpen. In 1735 an anatomical theater was opened in Bern on his advice and Haller became city librarian. From 1736 to 1753, Haller worked at the new University of Göttingen as a professor of anatomy, botanics and chemistry. In 1749 he was ennobled by Emperor Francis I. Etching and engraving by Gottlieb Leberecht Crusius (1730-1804). Made around 1780. Signed in print. Source: Goethezeitportal.de, Porträts der Goethezeit, 2015.
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