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Cyril Hinshelwood (1897–1967)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Hinshelwood is painted sitting casually in a wooden armchair, three-quarter-length, dressed in red academic robes over a grey suit, white shirt and grey silk tie. His left arm rests on a writing table placed in front of a low bookcase. The most visibly placed book on the table is a volume half-bound in cream leather and crimson cloth and spine labels from Hinshelwood’s collected 'Scientific Papers' (9 volumes in all). ('Royal Society Miscellaneous Manuscripts', MM/22/4 C. N. Hinshelwood – G. F. Kelly, 27 June 1960).

The Royal Society





oil on canvas


H 135.2 x W 104.3 cm

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commissioned, 1960

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