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    Portrait of Henry Hallett Dale

    Date
    ca. 1940
    Sitter
    Henry Hallett Dale (1875 - 1968, British) , Knight Physician, 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
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9244
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