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Image number: RS.7784
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Portrait of Thomas George Bonney

Date

ca. 1878

Sitter

Thomas George Bonney (1833-1923, British), Geologist

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Fox , Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 145mm
width (print): 100mm

Subject

Description

Formal photographic portrait of Thomas George Bonney, head and shoulders, profile.

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

Bonney was a clergyman and geologist, in 1868 he was appointed tutor at St John's College, Cambridge and lecturer in geology. He studied the igneous and metamorphic rocks in Alpine regions and in various parts of England, Wales and the Scottish Highlands. He was president of the Geological Society (1884–1886) and president of the Mineralogical Society. In 1887, Bonney was appointed honorary canon of Manchester.

Bonney was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1878.

Transcription

MAULL & FOX
187A 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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