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Sir Henry Halford (1766–1844)

Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians, London

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Described by Lord Grey as ‘the damnest conceited fellow in the world’, Sir Henry Halford (1766–1844) was a physician opposed to the physical examination of patients. However, he enjoyed a life in high society after marrying into the aristocracy, and he became physician to George III and attended George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria. Halford was famous for curing diseases and was highly regarded by colleagues.

Royal College of Physicians, London

London


Date

c.1825–1830

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 142.2 x W 111.8 cm

Accession number

X124

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Sir Henry St John Halford, 1897

Work type

Painting


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