• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 9

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

    Portrait of Sir James Clark (1788-1870), bust-length, in a brown coat and blue silk cravat

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    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
    Portrait of Sir James Clark (1788-1870), bust-length, in a brown coat and blue silk cravat
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Sir James Clark, first Baronet, (1788-1870) was a physician whose most notable achievement was his research into and publication of a treatise entitled The influence of climate in the prevention and cure of chronic disease of 1829.
    In 1826 he was admitted a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and served on the General Medical Council between the years 1858 and 1860. He was responsible for a number of Royal commissions including advising on military hygeine in the aftermath of the Crimean War, and introduced Florence Nightingale to Queen Victoria. (R. Agnew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).

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