Portrait of Ronald Aylmer Fisher

    Date
    1933-1934
    Sitter
    Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890 - 1962, British) , Statistician
    Creator
    Maurice Stevenson Bartlett (1910 - 2002, British) , Statistician
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (drawing): 299mm
    width (drawing): 217mm
    Subject
    Description
    Head of R A Fisher, half turned to the right as viewed. Fisher is shown wearing round-framed spectacles with a jacket, light shirt and patterned tie.

    Initialled below: ‘M.S.B.’

    Ronald Almer Fisher (1890-1962), British statistician and geneticist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1929. He received the Society’s Royal Medal, 1938, Darwin Medal, 1948, and Copley Medal, 1955, as gave the Croonian Lecture in 1953 on population genetics. Fisher was also a vocal supporter of eugenics from an early age, helping to found the Cambridge University Eugenics Society as an undergraduate in 1911, and in 1933 he succeeded Karl Pearson (1857-1936) as Galton Professor of Eugenics at University College London.

    Maurice Stevenson Bartlett (1910–2002), statistician and probabilist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1961.
    Associated place
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.12959
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