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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), Mathematician, physicist and inventor

Sitter in 28 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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1708(f)

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

P1123

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1850s
NPG P1123

3587

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

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

1896a

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

1896

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

P1700(22a)

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

3005

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

Ax39819

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

Ax18340

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

x127450

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

x18987

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

x18984

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

x18985

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

x18988

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

x18990

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Elliott & Fry
platinum print, 1900
NPG x18990

x138057

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Falk Studios
vintage print, circa 1900
NPG x138057

D40446

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

probably after John Fergus
lithograph, 1870s
NPG D40446

D36811

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Thomas Hamilton Crawford, after Sir Hubert von Herkomer
mezzotint printed in colours, (1891)
NPG D36811

Ax27841

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Thomas Annan
carbon print, circa 1872
NPG Ax27841

Ax15988

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

Ax27635

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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

x82294

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate copy negative, 1899
NPG x82294

x197678

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900-1907
NPG x197678

x18989

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
NPG x18989

x18991

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Unknown photographer
calotype
NPG x18991