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Image number: RS.18056
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Thomas Bell

Date

1850s

Sitter

Thomas Bell (b.1743, British), Zoologist

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Polyblank, Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 200mm
width (print): 145mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

Description

Seated portrait of Thomas Bell, turned slightly to the left [as viewed], looking into the camera. He wears a white shirt underneath a dark waistcoat, dinner jacket and cravat. He rests one arm on a table to his left and holds a book.

Inscribed below: ‘Photographed by Messrs Maull & Co. London’

Thomas Bell (1792-1880) British dental surgeon and zoologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828. He served as Secretary between 1848-1853, and Vice President between 1853- 1854 and 1858-1860.

Associated place

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