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The scene depicted here is William Lawrence Bragg (1890–1971) giving the 1961 Christmas Lectures on ‘Electricity’ at the Royal Institution. Bragg is facing the audience, using a glass rod to demonstrate the effect of static electricity generated by the Wimshurst machine, operated by his assistant Bill Coates.

The Royal Institution

London


Date

1962

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 120 x W 172 cm

Accession number

RIIC 0621

Acquisition method

commissioned, 1961

Work type

Painting


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The Royal Institution

21 Albermarle Street, London, Greater London W1S 4BS England

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