Cornelius Varley

(1781 - 1873)
Cornelius Varley, FRSA was an English water-colour painter and optical instrument-maker. He invented the graphic telescope and the graphic microscope.

Varley was born at Hackney, then a village north of London, on 21 November 1781. He was a younger brother of John Varley, a watercolour painter and astrologer, and a close friend of William Blake. H...
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