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    Image number: RS.9264
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    Portrait of John Tyndall

    ca. 1893
    John Tyndall (1820 - 1893, British) , Physicist
    John McLure Hamilton (1853 - 1936, American) , Painter
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    height (painting): 460mm
    width (painting): 610mm
    A late, informal study of the white-haired John Tyndall at 73 years. Half-length, the sitter is in a relaxed, contemplative posture, lounging back in his chair. His hands rest in his lap with fingers interlaced. Apparently caught in thought while writing, an open silver ink-well is on the table in front, with paper and pen. A bookcase occupies the right-hand background, but Tyndall’s head and shoulders are framed by a dark cushion.

    John Tyndall was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1852.
    “Jocelyn C. P. Proby, Elton Hall, Peterborough”
    “J.P. Proby 15/12/59 gilt frame”
    “1580 Box (4) 8” @ (3)”

    “2901 H” and “Box 4-3”.
    “L. CORNELLISEN 7 SON 22 Gt. Queen St. London W.C.”
    Object history
    RS Council Minutes: “Reported the gift by Mr J. Proby of three portraits of John Tyndall, F.R.S., a portrait of Mrs Tyndall and a collection of Tyndall’s scientific books.” [Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, volume 25 1973-1976 minute 40 p.207 meeting 7 October 1976].
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