Summer Reception 2013

Summer Reception 2013

Summer Reception and Portrait Unveiling.

Peter Higgs portrait

In order to commemorate the discovery of the Higgs Boson, and to honour the man whose outstanding research was instrumental in that discovery, the RSE commissioned one of Scotland’s leading artists, Victoria Crowe OBE, FRSE, to paint a portrait of Professor Peter Higgs. The painting was unveiled at the RSE on the occasion of the Fellows’ Summer Reception on 14 June 2013.

The unveiling was followed by a discussion about the portrait between artist and sitter which provided a fascinating insight into the way that Victoria was able to capture Peter’s personality on canvas.  Professor Duncan Macmillan FRSE set the context for that discussion with an intriguing presentation about the artist and her work. The portrait will hang on the walls of the Kelvin Room within the RSE’s prestigious premises on George Street, Edinburgh.

Image courtesy of ©Victoria Crowe as artist  and ©Antonia Reeve as photographer


Images below were taken at the 2013 Summer Reception

All photos ® Kenneth Gray


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