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Image number: RS.11245
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Group portrait of Trinity College undergraduates

Date

1882-1883

Sitter

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948, British), Zoologist
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947, British), Mathematician
Henry Head (1861-1940, British), Neurologist
William Bramwell Ransom (1861-1909, British), Physician
William Ritchie Sorley (1855-1935, Scottish), Philosopher
Miles Miley
Theodore Beck (1859-1899, British), Educationalist
Douglas Hamilton

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Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 156mm
width (print): 209mm
height (paper support): 210mm
width (paper support): 271mm

Subject

Description

Group posed near to the Hall Steps, Neville’s Court, Trinity College, Cambridge. Back row (standing, left to right): D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson; Alfred North Whitehead; Henry Head; William Bramwell Ransom; William Ritchie Sorley. Front row (seated, left to right): Miles Miley; Theodore Beck; Douglas Hamilton.

The image has a paper label verso, with a typed list of sitters and selected biographical notes.

Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948) zoologist and classical scholar, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1916.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) mathematician and philosopher, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1903.
Sir Henry Head (1861-1940) neurologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1899.