Sir William Huggins

1 portrait on display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir William Huggins, replica by John Collier, 1905 - NPG 1682 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir William Huggins

replica by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1905
35 1/2 in. x 27 1/2 in. (902 mm x 699 mm)
Given by the sitter's widow, 1912
Primary Collection
NPG 1682


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  • John Collier (1850-1934), Portrait painter and writer on art. Artist associated with 21 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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A replica of the portrait presented by subscribers to the Royal Society in 1905, Huggins is shown seated in the Presidential Chair.

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  • Hackmann, W.D., Apples and Atoms: Portraits of Scientists from Newton to Rutherford, 1986, p. 64
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 318