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Image number: RS.7761
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Portrait of Henry Charlton Bastian

Date

ca. 1868

Sitter

Henry Charlton Bastian (1837-1915, British), Physician

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Fox , Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 145mm
width (print): 98mm

Subject

Description

Formal photographic portrait of Henry Charlton Bastian, seated left, half-face.

Inscription on card reads: 'MAULL & FOX 187 PICCADILLY, LONDON. W'

In 1887, Bastian became Physician at the National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic, London. Bastian was an advocate of the doctrine of abiogenesis, a theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter.

Bastian was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1868.

Transcription

MAULL & FOX
187 PICCADILLY LONDON

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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