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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

(1824-1907), Mathematician, physicist and inventor

Sitter in 30 portraits
Professor of Natural Philosophy, Glasgow, for over fifty years and a dominant figure in nineteenth-century physics; famous for many researches, notably in electro- and thermodynamics; introduced absolute temperature scale, its unit being named in his honour.

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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Elizabeth King (née Thomson) - NPG 1708(f)

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Elizabeth King (née Thomson)
pencil, 1840
NPG 1708(f)

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1123

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1850s
NPG P1123

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3587

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3587

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Elizabeth King (née Thomson) - NPG 1708

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Elizabeth King (née Thomson)
oil on canvas, 1886-1887
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1708

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Margaret May Giles (Mrs Jenkin) - NPG 1896a

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Margaret May Giles (Mrs Jenkin)
plaster cast of wax medallion, circa 1890s-1907
NPG 1896a

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Margaret May Giles (Mrs Jenkin) - NPG 1896

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Margaret May Giles (Mrs Jenkin)
wax medallion, circa 1890s-1907
NPG 1896

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by T. & R. Annan & Sons - NPG P1700(22a)

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by T. & R. Annan & Sons
albumen print, 1896 or before
NPG P1700(22a)

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3005

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 29 April 1897
NPG 3005

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax39819

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39819

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax18340

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax18340

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Thomas Annan - NPG Ax27841

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Thomas Annan
carbon print, published 1871
NPG Ax27841

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, probably by John Fergus - NPG x18986

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

probably by John Fergus
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG x18986

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax15988

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15988

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax27635

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax27635

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127450

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1899
NPG x127450

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Dickinson Brothers, published by  Photographische Gesellschaft - NPG x18987

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Dickinson Brothers, published by Photographische Gesellschaft
photogravure, circa 1900
NPG x18987

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x18984

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print, circa 1900
NPG x18984

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x18985

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print, circa 1900
NPG x18985

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by T. & R. Annan & Sons, after  Elliott & Fry - NPG x18988

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by T. & R. Annan & Sons, after Elliott & Fry
photogravure, (1900)
NPG x18988

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