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Image number: RS.14080
Credit: ©Keith Breeden

Portrait of Dame Jean Thomas

Date

2018

Sitter

Dame Jean Olwen Thomas (British), Biochemist

Creator

Keith Breeden (b.1956, British), Portraitist

Object type

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

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