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Containers Holding the Chemical Elements

© the artist. Photo credit: The Royal Institution

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This painting is part of a series depicting scientific apparatus on display in the Royal Institution’s museum. It shows containers holding some of the chemical elements isolated by Humphry Davy while working in the Royal Institution. Davy made his name in science experimenting with the effects of different gases such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas). At the Royal Institution he began to experiment with electro-chemistry.

The Royal Institution

London

  • Date

    2009

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    19.9 x 25.4 cm

  • Accession number

    EN 29

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Dr Mary Joyce Pickersgill, 2010

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21 Albermarle Street, London, Greater London W1S 4BS England

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