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Robert McCredie May (b.1938)

© Tom Phillips. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Head and shoulders of Lord May, full face, wearing a white shirt and multi-coloured diamond patterned tie. This motif is picked up in the background (in mixed shades, including midnight blue and in a painted framing device which uses diamond shapes and chaotic patterning). To the right and slightly above as viewed, a semi-circular shape is a table-tennis bat (the game was played during intervals in sittings).

The Royal Society

London


Date

2005

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 104 x W 80 cm

Accession number

RS.9672

Acquisition method

commissioned, 2004

Work type

Painting


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The Royal Society

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