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Image number: RS.18041
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs

Date

ca.1891

Sitter

Creator

Thomas Hamilton Crawford (b.1860, British), Engraver

After

Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914, British), Painter

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Material

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Subject

Description

Seated, three quarter length portrait of William Thomson, his hands folded in his lap. He wears a white shirt and black suit jacket underneath his University [of Cambridge?] robes, and wears his beard long. The wooden turned arms of his chair are visible on either side.

Signed by the artist in the bottom right corner: 'T. Hamilton Crawford'

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs, (1824–1907), mathematician and physicist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1851.

Object history

Purchased by The Royal Society in 2020.

Associated place

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