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Alan Hodgkin (1914–1998)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Royal Society

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This freely painted portrait shows Hodgkin at half-length, facing the viewer, seated at a desk in his Cambridge home. He wears a blue suit, white shirt and green patterned tie. Hodgkin’s right hand rests on one of two open books on the desk. Behind the sitter are a cushioned armchair, bookcase and open door.

The Royal Society


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    122 x 102 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    commissioned, 1974


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The Royal Society

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