by Wolfgang Suschitzky
gelatin silver print, 1944
11 5/8 in. x 14 3/4 in. (295 mm x 375 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Wolfgang Suschitzky (1912-2016), Photographer and cinematographer; brother of Edith Tudor-Hart. Artist of 77 portraits.
This portraitback to top
In 1944, ICI commissioned a film from the Realist Film Unit whose chief cameraman was Suschitzky, which documented the development and manufacture of penicillin in Britain. It showed scenes including a re-enactment of Sir Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, the treatment of a wounded soldier, and Sir Howard Florey, Sir Ernst Chain and Norman Heatley at work on the chemistry of penicillin in their Oxford laboratory. Sir Ernst Chain is shown here with fellow scientist Professor Robert Robinson in his office at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 739
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- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Oxfordshire (sitter's office, Magdalen College, Oxford)