• 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 10

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

    Portrait of Sir William James Erasmus Wilson (1809-1884), half-length, in a black coat and black cravat, his arms folded before him

    Price Realised  

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
    Portrait of Sir William James Erasmus Wilson (1809-1884), half-length, in a black coat and black cravat, his arms folded before him
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Sir William James Erasmus Wilson (1809-1884) was a dermatologist and philanthropist. He was assistant to Jones Quain, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at the newly formed University College where he remained until Quain's retirement in 1836. He published his Practical and Theoretical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin in 1842. He was knighted in 1881. (D.A. Power, rev. Geoffrey L. Asherson, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).

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