Sir John Everett Millais, BtSir Henry Thompson, Bt 1881

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Artist
Title
Sir Henry Thompson, Bt
Date 1881
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1257 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Sir Henry Thompson Bt 1904
Reference
N01941
Not on display

Summary

This portrait was bequeathed to the Tate Gallery in 1904 by the sitter, Sir Henry Thompson (1820-1904), a surgeon whose speciality was the removal of gall bladder stones. Napoleon III, Emperor of France (1808-1873), was among his patients. In addition to his career as a surgeon, Thompson dabbled in a variety of other professions, including astronomy, writing (he was the author of two novels) and painting. He studied painting under the tutelage of Lawrence Alma Tadema (1836-1912) and Alfred Elmore (1815-1881) and between 1865 and 1885 showed a number of his pictures at the Royal Academy… (read more)

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