Ernest Rutherford; Dick Frizzell; 2013; 2013.001

Name/Title

Ernest Rutherford

About this object

The man whose face graces banknotes we would like to see more often was knighted the year that the war broke out. Six years earlier he had won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, not bad for someone who had flunked teaching school in Christchurch. We remember Lord Rutherford as 'the father of the atom.' His ashes are in Westminster Abbey and had many institutions and places (including a crater on each the Moon and Mars) bear his name.

Maker

Dick Frizzell

Date Made

2013

Medium and Materials

Gouache on paper

Place Made

New Zealand

Inscription and Marks

FRIZZELL/13 (above proper right shoulder)

Measurements

295 x 200mm

Subject and Association Description

Rutherford, Ernest

Credit Line

NZPG

Object number

2013.001

Rights

All rights reserved

Tags
2010s
gouache
physicist
scientist

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