Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), Neurologist; brother of John Bell

Neurologist and Professor of Surgery at London and Edinburgh; KH 1830.

'… a genial, unaffected, kind-hearted man, with a captivating twinkle behind his eye glasses, a bit of a dandy in attire' (Garrison, History of Medicine).

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Taylor and Walls 1958
Gordon Gordon-Taylor and E. W. Walls, Sir Charles Bell, 1958, p 1; {NPG 446a|mw0485) reproduced p 152.

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