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Image number: RS.9626
Credit: ©Bryan Organ

Portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin




Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994, British), Chemist


Bryan Organ (b.1935, British), Painter

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height (painting): 633mm
width (painting): 633mm



Half-length portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, seated, with her face in profile. She wears a light blue blouse with a floral pattern, visible sleeve turned up at the cuff to reveal a black-strapped wristwatch. Her left arm is casually laid across her chair back, showing her hand and wedding ring. Her hair is white, parted and naturally worn, shown against a rich, dark green background.

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1947.

Object history

Presented by subscribers, 1982.

The Royal Society’s Council Minutes state in October 1982 that: “Reported the gift to the Society of a portrait of Professor Dorothy M.C. Hodgkin, painted by Bryan Organ and provided principally by private subscription from a number of Fellows and Foreign Members and others, together with some firms and institutions.” [Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, vol.27, 1979-1982 p.928 meeting of 14 October 1982].

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