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Image number: RS.18077
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Edward Gray

Date

1850s

Sitter

John Edward Gray (1800-1873, British), Zoologist

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Polyblank, Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

furniture
   > chair
furniture
   > table

Description

Seated portrait of John Edward Gray turned to the right [as viewed], looking out at the camera. He wears a white shirt underneath a dark waistcoat and dinner jacket, his hair short with side-whiskers. A table is visible on his right, on which rests three specimen jars.

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

John Edward Gray (1800-1875) British zoologist and museum curator was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1832. He served as Keeper in Zoology at the British Museum from 1840-1874.

Associated place

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