Sir James Black, 1924 - 2010. Pharmacologist
© George Devlin

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Sir James Black, 1924 - 2010. Pharmacologist 2001

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
The pharmacologist Sir James Black was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1988. He is best known for developing the beta-blocker, used in the treatment of coronary heart disease and hypertension. George Devlin, a friend of the sitter, has shown Black at work, writing out the chemical formula of cimetidine, a drug which the artist was taking at the time he was painting the portrait.

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 3282
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 93.20 x 99.10 cm (framed: 118.30 x 123.50 x 6.00 cm)
  • Credit Commissioned 2001