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Image number: RS.9649
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Charles Sherrington

Date

1927

Sitter

Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952, British), Physiologist

Creator

Reginald Grenville Eves (1876-1941, British), Painter

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 987mm
width (painting): 730mm

Subject

Description

Half length seated portrait of Sherrington, shown with spectacles and a moustache, turning white. Sherrington is dressed in a dark suit, white shirt and red-brown, with a suggestion of pinstripe trousers. His left hand holds the armrest of a round backed wooden chair.

Charles Scott Sherrington was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1893, he served as its President from 1920 to 1925.

Object history

Presented by subscribers, 1928.

The presentation of this Presidential portrait commission is not noted in Council Minutes or Officers’ Minutes. It appears in the 1931 portraits catalogue. [Catalogue of portraits. The Royal Society (June, 1931), p.5].

Associated place

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