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Huxley is seated at three-quarter-length, left hand (with signet ring) gripping one arm of a wooden chair. His right hand rests on the flat surface of an open roll-top writing desk (left of picture as viewed) holding a steel pen. On the desk is an inkwell, with loose and filed papers. Bookshelves can be seen behind both sitter and desk. Huxley is grey-haired and clean-shaven except for side whiskers.
oil on canvas
112.2 x 142.7 cm
purchased from William Collier, 1981
The Royal Society
6–9 Carlton House Terrace, London, Greater London SW1Y 5AG EnglandView venue
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