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Image number: RS.7786
Credit: ©The Royal Society
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Portrait of James Thomson Bottomley


ca. 1888


James Thomson Bottomley (1845-1926, British), Electrical engineer

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Fox , Photographer

Object type




height (print): 148mm
width (print): 100mm



Formal photographic portrait of James Thomson Bottomley, head and shoulders, full face.

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

Bottomley held the post of Demonstrator of Experimental Physics at the University of Glasgow for 29 years. He published works on dynamics and hydrostatics. Bottomley was the nephew of physicist William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824-1907).

Bottomley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1888.

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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