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Image number: RS.7773
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Portrait of William Blaxland Benham

Date

ca. 1907

Sitter

William Blaxland Benham (1860-1950, British), Zoologist

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Fox , Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Description

Formal photographic portrait of William Blaxland Benham, half-length, full face.

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

Benham was appointed professor of biology at Bedford College for Women, London, in 1886. He became professor of biology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1898 and later became the president of the New Zealand Institute (1916-1917). Benham's main area of study was on the microstructure of the earthworm.

Benham was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1907.

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.

Associated place

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