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Alexander Todd (1907–1997)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Todd is seated, probably in the President’s Office at the Royal Society’s headquarters at Carlton House Terrace. Visible historic furnishings include the chair formerly belonging to Robert Southwell and the Society’s Tompion clock. Todd wears spectacles, a blue pinstriped suit, striped shirt and red tie and a white pocket handkerchief. Museum objects represented here include one of the Society’s John Shelton-made clocks and the wooden chair supposed to belong to Robert Southwell.

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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    127 x 101.6 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    commissioned, 1979


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