Portrait of Sir William Crookes (1832-1919) Edward Arthur Walton
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Portrait of Sir William Crookes (1832-1919)
Crookes is posed seated in high-backed chair, half-length, holding what may be an early form of cathode ray tube in his left hand. The subject is shown half-face. Behind, in a freely painted backdrop to the main subject, are a diamond-vane radiometer upper right and a bookcase in the lower left of the painting. Crookes bearded and dressed formally, dark suit and wing collar, with a watch chain visible at the waistcoat. Sir William was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1863, he served as its President from 1913-1915.
Original: oil on canvas, 1210x960mm. 1911
- Image reference: RS-9243
- The Royal Society
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