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Image number: RS.18215
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Thomas Bell

Date

1851

Sitter

Thomas Bell (1792-1880, British), Dental surgeon

Creator

Thomas Herbert Maguire (b.1821, British), Artist

Creator - Organisation

M & N Hanhart, Lithographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 290mm
width (print): 240mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Thomas Bell, looking left [as viewed]. He wears a white shirt, black cravat and suit underneath a black dinner jacket, his hair short with side-whiskers, and holds a rolled up manuscript in his right hand.

Inscribed below: ‘T H Maguire’ and ‘Thomas Bell M & N HAHNART LITH PRINTERS’

The portrait formed part of a series titled Portraits of Honorary Members of the Ipswich Museum (1852): lithographic portraits by T. H. Maguire commissioned by George Ransome, founder of the Ipswich Museum.

Thomas Bell (1792-1880) British dental surgeon and zoologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828.

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