Arthur Herbert Church
Sir Arthur Herbert Church (June 2, 1834 – May 31, 1915) was a British chemist, expert on pottery, stones and chemistry of paintings, who discovered turacin in 1869 and several minerals, including the only British cerium mineral.
He was Professor of Chemistry at the Agricultural College, Cirencester from 1863 to 1879 and Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1879 to 1911. He wrote on organic, physiological and mineralogical chemistry. He was invested KCVO in 1909.
He was a talented painter and thus became an expert of chemistry of paintings and frescoes. He was a fellow of the Royal Society (elected 1888),a fellow of King's College in London, president of the Mineralogical Society, and a fellow of the Chemical Society. The New York Times called him a "famous chemist" and "a leading authority in the chemistry of painting".
He died at Shelsley, Kew Gardens in 1915. He had married Jemima, the daughter of Mr. J. B. Pope.
- English porcelain; a handbook to the china made in England during the eighteenth century as illustrated by specimens chiefly in the national collections (1885)
- Food-grains of India (1886)
- Food (1887)
- Laboratory Guide for Agricultural Students (1888)
- The chemistry of paints and painting (1890)
- Colour : an elementary manual for students (1907)
- Nw York Times:FAMOUS CHEMIST DEAD.; Sir Arthur H. Church Was Also an Expert on Pottery and Stones.
- The Royal Society;Arthur Herbert Church FRS and the Palace of Westminster frescoes
- Wikisource:Death of Sir A. H. Church;Royal Academy Professor of Chemistry
- Church, A. H. (1869). "Researches on Turacin, an Animal Pigment containing copper". Phil. Trans.: 627–639.
- Church, A. H. (1869). "Researches on Turacin, an Animal Pigment Containing Copper". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 159: 627–636. doi:10.1098/rstl.1869.0024. JSTOR 109012.
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-03-17.
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