Galileo Galilei's photo gallery
Galileo refuses the necklace offered him by the Staats General of Holland. Oil on canvas by Demostene Macciò, 1861. Present location of the work unknown. In 1638 Galileo preferred not to accept the gift, fearing it might cause him trouble as it was coming from a Protestant country.
Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze
Last update 14/mar/2008