Portrait of Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) John Collier
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Portrait of Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)
Huxley is seated at three-quarter length, left hand (with signet ring) gripping one arm of a wooden chair. His right hand rests on the flat surface of an open roll-top writing desk (left of picture as viewed) holding a steel pen. On the desk is an ink well, with loose and filed papers. Bookshelves can be seen behind both sitter and desk. Huxley grey-haired and clean-shaven except for side whiskers. He is painted wearing a black coat and waistcoat over grey trousers, with a white shirt and black bow tie. Thomas Henry Huxley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1851, he served as its President from 1883 to 1885.
Original: oil on canvas, 1122x1427mm. 1891
- Image reference: RS-9286
- The Royal Society
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