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    Portrait of Richard Owen

    Date
    ca. 1855
    Sitter
    Richard Owen (1804 - 1892, British) , Comparative anatomist
    Creator - Organisation
    Maull & Polyblank, Photographer
    Object type
    Image reference
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 200mm
    width (print): 147mm
    height (mount): 298mm
    width (mount): 240mm
    Subject
    Description
    Half length studio portrait of Owen in academic robes, his right hand resting upon the mounted skull of a member of the crocodile family.

    Arched gold surround, inscribed below in gold: “MAULL & POLYBLANK. Photo. 55 Gracechurch Street, London.” Signed below: “Richard Owen”.

    From the Maull & Polyblank series Photographic portraits of living celebrities, no.1 issued May 1856.

    Sir Richard Owen was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1834.
    Transcription
    MAULL & POLYBLANK. Photo. 55 Gracechurch Street, London.
    Richard Owen
    34865
    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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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.8130
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