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Robert Rampatnam Williams (1886-1965)

Object Number: 
1947.231
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, and charcoal on heavy yellow watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/4 x 19 1/2 in. ( 64.1 x 49.5 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
A subject, a noted chemist and nutritionist, was born in Nellore, India, the son of Baptist missionaries. He sought to develop a high grade of rubber for use under water, which led to his appointment in 1925 as chemical director of Bell Telephone Laboratories. Pursuing his interest in nutrition, in 1933, in collaboration with Robert Waterman, he succeeded in isolating and synthesizing vitamin B1 or thiamin.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group