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Portrait of Paul Ehrlich

  • 20th century
  • H. Hinkley
  • 24 x 20 in.
    Oil on canvas, mounted on masonite
  • On display in Making Modernity
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.287
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

A seated portrait of German immunologist and Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich (1854–1915). He is holding a document, possibly labeled "Salvarsan," which was known as the magic bullet against syphilis. Behind him is a green curtain uncovering shelves of bottles and books.

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