Crookes is posed seated in a high-backed chair, half-length, holding what may be an early form of cathode ray tube in his left hand. The subject is shown half-face. Behind, in a freely painted backdrop to the main subject, are a diamond-vane radiometer upper right and a bookcase in the lower left of the painting. Crookes is bearded and dressed formally in a dark suit and wing collar, with a watch chain visible at the waistcoat.
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