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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Elizabeth King (née Thomson), 1840 - NPG 1708(f) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Elizabeth King (née Thomson)
pencil, 1840
8 1/4 in. x 6 5/8 in. (210 mm x 167 mm) uneven
Given by the artist's daughter, Agnes Gardner King, 1913
Primary Collection
NPG 1708(f)


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  • Elizabeth King (née Thomson) (1818-1896), Sister of Baron Kelvin and wife of David King. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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  • Hackmann, W.D., Apples and Atoms: Portraits of Scientists from Newton to Rutherford, 1986, p. 57
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 348

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