Dr Roger Charles Anderson (1883-1976)

A half-length portrait slightly to the right, showing Anderson seated against a background of bookshelves. He wears a tweed jacket, grey flannel trousers, a fawn pullover, white shirt and an Old Wykehamist tie with a pen in the breast pocket of his jacket. The painting is signed and dated: ‘B. Hailstone ’62’. The portrait was commissioned by the Society for Nautical Research as a retirement gift; the sitter presented it to the Museum in 1962.
Dr Roger Charles Anderson was a noted naval historian and a founding trustee of the National Maritime Museum, becoming its second chairman, 1959–62, following the retirement of Lord Stanhope. He made a number of significant gifts to the Museum library. Anderson was president of the Society for Nautical Research between 1951 and 1960 and was, for a number of years, honorary editor of ‘The Mariner’s Mirror’.

Object Details

ID: BHC2513
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Hailstone, Bernard
Date made: Mid - Late 20th century; 1962
People: Anderson, Roger Charles
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Frame: 930 mm x 820 mm x 120 mm; Overall: 13 kg; Painting: 762 mm x 635 mm

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