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Image number: RS.7752
Credit: ©The Royal Society
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Portrait of Thomas Graham Balfour


Late 1860s


Thomas Graham Balfour (1813-1891, British), Physician

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Co, Photographer

Object type




height (print): 90mm
width (print): 60mm
height (mount): 104mm
width (mount): 62mm


Content object


Three quarter length studio portrait of Thomas Graham Balfour seated at a table upon which rests a book and inkwell.

Printed below the image: “MAULL & Co. LONDON”. The reverse is variously inscribed: printed “Maull & Co. Photographers, 55 GRACECHURCH STREET, 187A, PICCADILLY and TAVISTOCK HOUSE, FULHAM ROAD, LONDON.” There is a pencilled negative number: “38103”.

John Hutton Balfour was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1858.

Object history

Henry Maull (1829-1914) was a British photographer who specialised in portraits of noted individuals. Maull formed several partnerships during his career:

Maull & Polyblank 1856-1865: in partnership with George Henry Polyblank
Maull, Henry & Co 1866-1872
Maull & Co 1873-1878
Maull & Fox 1879-1908: in partnership with John Fox (1832-1907)

The Royal Society holds approximately 600 photographic portraits of Fellows taken at Henry Maull studios between the mid-nineteenth century and the early twentieth century.

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