Credit: ┬ęThe Royal Society
    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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