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Louis Kahan Professor Harry Messel

oil on canvas laid on composition board

91 x 122 cm

Image courtesy National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Louis Kahan painted two versions of this portrait of scientist and academic Harry Messel (1922–2015). The Archibald Prize work is now in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; the other is in the collection of the University of Sydney.