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Davy is portrayed at three-quarter-length in fashionable Regency dress. He wears a high white stock and white waistcoat with a black jacket and matching overcoat, the latter open to reveal a silk lining. He wears grey trousers with a blue ribbon at the waist and kidskin gloves. The left arm is crooked to the waist, the right rests on a red cloth-lined table, upon which rests a miner’s safety lamp to Davy’s design.
oil on canvas
142.4 x 111.5 cm
presented by Lady Jane Davy, 1829
The Royal Society
6–9 Carlton House Terrace, London, Greater London SW1Y 5AG EnglandView venue
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