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    Portrait of Raphael Meldola

    Date
    ca. 1912-1915
    Sitter
    Raphael Meldola (1849 - 1915, British) , Chemist
    Creator
    Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860 - 1927, British) , Painter
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (painting): 921mm
    width (painting): 715mm
    Subject
    Content object
    clothing
       > accessory
          > spectacles
    Description
    Half-length portrait of Raphael Meldola dressed in red and grey academic robes over a dress white shirt and tie with gold studs and a black waistcoat showing a watch-chain. Meldola is bearded and wears a gold pinz-nez with chain.

    Raphael Meldola was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1886.
    Transcription
    Burlington House 1st floor”; in pen “Officer Doorway
    WO 597/3
    James Bourlet and Sons Ltd...D6464 17 & 18 Nasau Street...
    RAPHAEL MELDOLA, F.R.S. (1849-1915) by SOLOMON J. SOLOMON.
    Object history
    Presented by subscribers, n.d. [post-1912]

    The work is not included in the list of paintings printed in the Society’s Record for 1912 and therefore the presentation must post-date that. [The Record of the Royal Society of London, 3rd edition, (Royal Society, London, 1912)]. The 1931 portraits catalogue briefly lists the painting and method of donation. [The Royal Society. Catalogue of portraits (Royal Society, London, June 1931), p.7].
    Associated place
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          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9736
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