Photo, Print, Drawing Henry Solomon Wellcome: three-quarter length. Oil painting by Hugh Goldwin Riviere, 1906..

About this Item

Title

  • Henry Solomon Wellcome: three-quarter length. Oil painting by Hugh Goldwin Riviere, 1906..

Summary

  • Henry S. Wellcome was born in 1853 to a poor farm family in Almond, Wisconsin. Upon his death in 1936, the Wellcome Trust, a British charity, was created. Many years later, it became the most highly endowed charity in the world, with assets of 15 billion pounds. Wellcome owed this achievement to his success as a pharmaceutical manufacturer and salesman. After training as a pharmacist at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, he went to England in 1880 to join his college friend S. Mainville Burroughs in a new pharmaceutical company called Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. When Burroughs died in 1895, Wellcome became sole owner of the company. He used his wealth to fund many charitable projects, including libraries, laboratories, and museums. His own historical collection forms the nucleus of the present Wellcome Library in London, and in 1932 he built the Wellcome Building on London's Euston Road to display the collection. Wellcome bequeathed ownership of the pharmaceutical company to the Wellcome Trust, which owned it until 1986, after which the Trust gradually sold the company in order to diversify and stabilize its assets. Wellcome's will formed the founding document of the Wellcome Trust.

Names

  • Riviere, Hugh Goldwin, 1869-1956 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1906.

Headings

  • -  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • -  1906
  • -  Oil paintings
  • -  Portrait paintings
  • -  Wellcome, Henry S. (Henry Solomon), Sir, 1853-1936

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Signature has HR in monogram."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 painting: oil on canvas; canvas 112.5 x 88 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Wellcome Library.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669914

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Riviere, Hugh Goldwin, Artist. Henry Solomon Wellcome: three-quarter length. Oil painting by Hugh Goldwin Riviere. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1906. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669914/.

APA citation style:

Riviere, H. G. (1906) Henry Solomon Wellcome: three-quarter length. Oil painting by Hugh Goldwin Riviere. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1906. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669914/.

MLA citation style:

Riviere, Hugh Goldwin, Artist. Henry Solomon Wellcome: three-quarter length. Oil painting by Hugh Goldwin Riviere. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669914/>.