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Henry Edward Armstrong (1848–1937)

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

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Henry Edward Armstrong was a chemist whose research covered many different areas, including organic chemistry and the structure of Benzene (before this was determined by Kathleen Lonsdale through X-ray crystallography in 1925.)

Armstrong was also a keen promoter and teacher of science. Although he didn’t conduct research at the Royal Institution he gave several lectures there and served as a Manager, organising such events as the centenary celebrations for Michael Faraday’s discovery of Benzene.

The Royal Institution



oil on canvas


H 89.2 x W 69.2 cm

Accession number

RIIC 0053

Acquisition method

presented by former students of the sitter

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