Reference numberP/0036
TitlePortrait of Einstein, Albert
ArtistLiebermann, Max
DescriptionPortrait, seated, half length, right profile
MaterialsOil on an artist's board
Dimensions990 x 749 mm
NotesRobinson, Norman H and Forbes, Eric G 'The Royal Society catalogue of portraits' (London: Royal Society, 1980)
Rowlinson, John S and Robinson, Norman H 'The Record of the Royal Society of London' Supplement to the Fourth Edition for the years 1940-1989 (London: Royal Society 1992) p. 87
New York Times 25 August 1938 p8 'Einstein portrait sought; Britons fear it will be destroyed if returned to Reich'.
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceThe portrait was originally owned by Martha Liebermann, the artist’s widow. It was shown at the anti-Nazi ‘Exhibition of twentieth century German art’ at the new Burlington Galleries from July 1938, where it was purchased by the Society with the help of subscribers.
Related materialAccessions correspondence and further provenance information in MDA/G/3/1
Colour transparnecy, Box N101; B&W negative, Box N101. IM/001267
Related records in the catalogueIM/001267
URL descriptionA digital version is available on the Royal Society picture library

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NA8213Einstein; Albert (1879 - 1955)1879 - 1955
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