Professor John Hopkinson (1849–1898), FRS, Chair of Electrical Engineering (1890–1898)

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John Hopkinson had a distinguished career and was approached by the electors to follow James Stuart in the Chair of Mechanism. However, he chose to remain in practice as a consulting engineer and he combined this later with a Professorship of Electrical Engineering at King's College, London. This portrait was painted posthumously from a photograph in 1899.

King's College London



Professor John Hopkinson (1849–1898), FRS, Chair of Electrical Engineering (1890–1898)




oil on canvas


H 125 x W 99 cm

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presented by the sitter's daughter Lady Ewing, 1934

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T. B. Kennington 1899


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