Reading instruments such as the barometer and thermometer to determine weather conditions became a routine occupation, thanks to the massive dissemination of these devices from the eighteenth century onward.
Maker unknown, French, 18th cent.
Dollond firm, London, late 18th cent.
Giovanni Domenico Tamburini [attr.], early 18th cent.
Maker unknown, late 18th cent.
Santino Donegani, Italian, late 18th cent.