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    Portrait of Walter Weldon

    Date
    1884
    Sitter
    Walter Weldon (1832 - 1885, British) , Chemist
    Creator
    Frank Holl (1845 - 1888, British) , Painter
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (painting): 920mm
    width (painting): 738mm
    Content object
    Description
    Half-length portrait of Weldon, seated on a wooden armchair with green leather armrests. The sitter is bearded and wears a black jacket and waistcoat, white shirt and yellow tie. His left hand, resting on the arm of the chair, has a double-banded gold signet ring on the little finger. The right hand holds a book, the place kept by Weldon’s index finger.

    Walter Weldon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1882.
    Transcription
    Drawing Materials Charles Robertson & Co. 99 Long Acre, London.” Ink addition to this: “Frank Holl Esq. R.A. Fitz....Avenue.
    Object history
    Bequeathed by Mrs F.J.Weldon, 1936.

    This work was completed in early 1884, according to the artist’s biographer. [The life and work of Frank Holl, by A.M.Reynolds, (London, Methuen, 1912), p.230]. Council Minutes note the acceptance of this gift: “Resolved – that an oil painting of Walter Weldon, F.R.S., by Frank Holl, R.A., bequeathed to the Royal Society by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. F.J.Weldon, be accepted.” [Royal Society Council Minutes, Printed, CMP/15, 1936-1940, meeting of 10 December 1936, minute 17, p.3].
    Associated place
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9674
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