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Image number: RS.9736
Credit: ©The Royal Society
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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
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      > 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].

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