John Dalton

1 portrait

John Dalton, by Thomas Phillips, 1835 - NPG 5963 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Dalton

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1835
36 in. x 28 1/8 in. (914 mm x 714 mm)
Purchased, 1987
Primary Collection
NPG 5963


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Sitterback to top

  • John Dalton (1766-1844), Chemist and pioneer in nuclear physics. Sitter in 15 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

This portraitback to top

The portrait's frame is of a type frequently used by the artist.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Hart-Davis, Adam, Chain Reactions, 2000, p. 55
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 162
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 102