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Archibald Geikie (1835–1924)

Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Half-length portrait of Sir Archibald Geikie, seated in a wooden armchair, dressed in a dark suit, white shirt and maroon tie with a gold stick-pin. A watch chain is visible at the sitter’s waist. Geikie has long white side-whiskers and holds metal-rimmed spectacles in his right hand, the left resting on his thigh. Behind, a fossilised bone is visible at the sitter’s right shoulder with others painted more obscurely to the right as viewed.

The Royal Society





oil on canvas


H 91.7 x W 71.3 cm

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presented by subscribers, 1914

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The Royal Society

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