© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Charles Bell
by John Stevens Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, circa 1821
50 1/8 in. x 39 5/8 in. (1273 mm x 1013 mm)
Given by the sitter's widow, 1876
- Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), Neurologist; brother of John Bell. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- John Stevens (1793-1868), Sculptor. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Hackmann, W.D., Apples and Atoms: Portraits of Scientists from Newton to Rutherford, 1986, p. 45
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 47
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 38
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