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Image number: RS.7809
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Portrait of Ernest William Brown

Date

ca. 1898

Sitter

Ernest William Brown (1866-1938, British), Astronomer

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Fox , Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 148mm
width (print): 98mm

Subject

Description

Formal photographic portrait of Ernest William Brown, head and shoulders, full face.

Brown's work focused on lunar theory (the study of the Moon's motion). His publications include An Introductory Treatise on the Lunar Theory (1896) and Tables of the Motion of the Moon (1919).

Brown was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1898.

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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