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Image number: RS.7762
Credit: ©The Royal Society
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Portrait of Charles Spence Bate




Charles Spence Bate (1819-1889, British), Dental surgeon

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Co, Photographer

Object type




height (print): 91mm
width (print): 58mm
height (mount): 103mm
width (mount): 64mm


Content object


Full length studio portrait of Charles Spence Bate seated and holding a book in both hands on his lap. Bate sits between a table, to the left as viewed and a curtain to the right.

Printed below the image: “MAULL & Co. LONDON”. The reverse is variously inscribed and printed with a coat of arms: “MAULL & Co. PHOTOGRAPHERS, 55 GRACECHURCH STREET, 187a, PICCADILLY, and TAVISTOCK HOUSE, FULHAM ROAD, LONDON”. There is a pencilled negative number: “34805”.

Charles Spence Bate was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1861.

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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