Birley, Oswald Hornby Joseph, 1880-1952 :[Lord Rutherford of Nelson] 1934

Birley, Oswald Hornby Joseph, 1880-1952 :[Lord Rutherford of Nelson] 1934
Birley, Oswald Hornby Joseph (Sir), 1880-1952; Bledisloe, Charles Bathurst, Viscount, 1867-1958
Three-quarters length standing portrait of Ernest Rutherford, his left hand on a pile of books, and a retort to his left. Copy of an original held by the Royal Society, London. A replica of a 1934 painting by Oswald Birley held by the Royal Society, London. A further copy of this work, possibly by a later New Zealand artist, is held by the University of Canterbury. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - Oswald Birley. Also a brass plaque attached to the frame, bottom centre, with title, artist and date and the statement that the work is a replica of one held by the Royal Institution, London. The first copy is held by the Royal Society, not the Royal Institution Quantity: 1 oil(s). Physical Description: Oil 1525 x 1015 mm Provenance: Originally presented to New Zealand by Governor-General Lord Bledisloe as a parting gift in 1935, and shown at the National Art Gallery's inaugural exhibition, 1936.
Additional description
Alternative form available: Negative MNZ-0836-1/4 is photographed on a slight angle, not straight on
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
1 oil(s), Works of art, Oil paintings, Portraits, Oil 1525 x 1015 mm
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