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Image number: RS.11526
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Hugh Miller

Date

mid 1850s

Sitter

Hugh Miller (1802-1856, British), Geologist

Creator

James Good Tunny (1820-1887, British), Photographer

Object type

Library reference

RCN55534

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 112mm
width (print): 87mm

Subject

Description

Seated portrait of Hugh Miller, facing left as viewed, shown reading a book held in his right hand. The sitter’s shoulders are covered in a plaid shawl.

Frontispiece to The testimony of the rocks; or, geology in its bearings on the two theologies, natural and revealed by Hugh Miller (Edinburgh, Shepherd & Elliott, 1857).

Hugh Miller (1802-1856), Scottish geologist, writer and evangelical was not a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was self-taught, having been apprenticed to a stonemason, and went on to make significant contributions to Scottish geology and palaeontology.

Associated place

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