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    Portrait of Charles Richard Weld

    Date
    1860s
    Sitter
    Charles Richard Weld (1813 - 1869, British) , Author
    Creator
    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813 - 1901, British) , Photographer
    Object type
    Library reference
    R67588
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 136mm
    width (print): 99mm
    height (mount): 268mm
    width (mount): 242mm
    Subject
    Description
    Head and shoulders portrait of Charles Richard Weld, oval, facing to the right as viewed and printed with a facsimile signature.

    Inscribed below: ‘Photographed from Life by Mayall, Regent Street.’

    Frontispiece to the posthumously published Notes on Burgundy by Charles Richard Weld, edited by his widow (London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1869).

    Charles Richard Weld was Assistant Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Society 1843-1861. A friend (and brother-in-law) of Alfred Tennyson, Weld produced travel writing and was a publishing partner of Lovell Reeve. His best-known work is the two-volume A history of the Royal Society, with memoirs of the Presidents (London, 1848).
    Associated place
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          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10603
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