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    Portrait of John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

    Date
    1884
    Sitter
    John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834 - 1913, British) , Scientist
    After
    Theodore Blake Wirgman (1848 - 1925, British) , Painter
    Object type
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    Material
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    Dimensions
    height (print): 292mm
    width (print): 406mm
    Content object
    Description
    Half-length portrait of Sir John Lubbock, seated at his desk by a study window at High Elms in Kent. Lubbock holds the base of a compound microscope in his right hand and has a single lens magnifying glass in his left hand. There are specimens and an inkwell on the table. A bookcase appears behind him and Lubbock’s wooded estate is visible through the window.

    Inscribed above: ‘SUPPLEMENT TO THE GRAPHIC , Sept. 13 1884.’ Continued below: 'No. IX. CELEBRITIES OF THE DAY –SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, BART., M.P., D.C.L., F.R.S., LL.D. DRAWN FROM LIFE‘. With a facsimile signature lower right.

    Lubbock was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1858.
    Associated place
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10636
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