James Smithson as a Student at Pembroke College, Oxford University, England

ID: 10614 or MAH-10614

Creator: Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21, Folder: 1-A

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Summary

Photograph of the painting, placed on an easel, by James Roberts (1753 -c.1809) in 1786 of James Smithson as a student at Pembroke College, Oxford University, England. Smithson is wearing his university robes and seated in a chair. Smithson attended Pembroke College, Oxford University, from 1782 to 1786, studying geology and mineralogy. The painting was purchased in 1850 from the widow of John Fitall, Smithson's former servant to whom Smithson had granted an annuity. The original painting is located in the National Portrait Gallery collection.

Subject

  • Fitall, John
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Roberts, James 1753 -c. 1809
  • Fitall, Mrs. John
  • Pembroke College (Oxford University)
  • Oxford University

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Same portrait as #9077, #10192, #72-3961, #72-3691-A.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21, Folder: 1-A

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1870

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Smithson family
  • Philanthropists
  • Portraits
  • Art objects

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Portraits

ID Number

10614 or MAH-10614

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4 x 6 1/2; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic Print

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