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Image number: RS.7821
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Portarit of George James Burch

Date

ca. 1900

Sitter

George James Burch (1852-1914, British), Physician

Creator - Organisation

Maull & Fox , Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 150mm
width (print): 100mm

Subject

Description

Formal photographic portrait of George James Burch, head and shoulders, full face.

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

Burch was a professor of physics at the University of Reading between 1891 and 1892. From 1896 to 1898 he worked at the University of Oxford, where he published jointly with John Scott Burdon-Sanderson and Francis Gotch. He conducted research in physiological optics and studied ways to improve the capillary electrometer.

Burch was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1900.

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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