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Image number: RS.9244
Credit: © The Royal Society
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Portrait of Sir Henry Hallett Dale

Date

ca. 1940

Sitter

Henry Hallett Dale (1875-1968, British), Physiologist

Creator

Sir Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton (1886-1959, British), Chemist

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (drawing): 175mm
width (drawing): 160mm

Subject

Content object

clothing
   > accessory
      > spectacles

Description

A slight line-drawn sketch of a pensive-looking Henry Dale, apparently in committee. Head and shoulders, half face, looking downward through his spectacles and to the viewer’s left.

Sir Henry was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1914, he served as its President from 1940-1945.

Transcription

‘Sir Henry Dale P.R.S.’

Object history

Egerton was a keen watercolourist - an exhibition of his paintings was held at the Chenil Galleries in 1957. Presumably this sketch was made by him in the course of Royal Society business (Egerton and Dale were on Council together) and inserted into his diary for the period 1939-40, where it remained. Egerton’s papers were presented to the Royal Society by Lady Egerton in 1969.

Associated place

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