Sir Henry Thompson, Bt

Sir John Everett Millais, Bt (1829-1896


Oil on canvas

1257 x 914 mm

Courtesy Tate Britain, Ref. N01941. Presented by Sir Henry Thompson Bt 1904

Tate Britain commentary by Rebecca Virag: “This portrait was bequeathed to the Tate Gallery in 1904 by the sitter, Sir Henry Thompson (1820–1904), a surgeon whose speciality was the removal of bladder stones. Napoleon III, Emperor of France (1808–1873), was among his patients. In addition to his career as a surgeon, Thompson dabbled in a variety of other professions, including astronomy, writing (he was the author of two novels) and painting” [cont. below].

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