Catalogue Number: 2414
Postage stamp portraying Franz Cornelius Donders
Category: Painting or other art work
Sub-Category: Philatelic item
Government body: Netherlands Government Postal Service
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1935
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Netherlands
Description Of Item: Unused postage stamp, 45 x 35 mm, green, portraying Franz Cornelius Donders, denomination 6 centimes.
Historical Significance: Donders wrote the foundation book for optometry 'On the anomalies of accommodation and refraction of the eye with a preliminary essay on physiological optics' in 1864. Donders (1818 - 1889) was Professor of Physiology and Ophthalmology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Cat Nos 56, 57, 68 and 78 are works by Donders held in by the Kett Optometry Museum.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Optometry Museum
Date Acquired: April 2014
Condition: Fine unused