Portrait of Dame Jean Thomas

    Date
    2018
    Sitter
    Dame Jean Olwen Thomas (British) , Biochemist
    Creator
    Keith Breeden (1956, British) , Portraitist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (painting): 890mm
    width (painting): 810mm
    height (frame): 1070mm
    width (frame): 970mm
    Subject
    Description
    Half-length portrait of Dame Jean Thomas, standing and facing the viewer, smiling, and with folded arms. The sitter is dressed in black velvet and wears a silver double-helix pendant on a chain. This motif is picked up by the artist as a discrete background element. To the right and left are magenta phalaenopsis orchids.

    Dame Jean Thomas, British Biochemist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1986. She served on the Council from 1990 and was appointed Biological Secretary and Vice-President in 2008.
    Transcription
    KJB 18
    Object history
    Donation: Commissioned by the Royal Society 2016.

    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęKeith Breeden
    Image number
    RS.14080
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