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    Image number: RS.8151
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    Portrait of John Phillips

    John Phillips (1800 - 1874, British) , Geologist
    Creator - Organisation
    Maull & Polyblank, Photographer
    Object type
    Image reference
    height (print): 198mm
    width (print): 147mm
    height (mount): 298mm
    width (mount): 242mm
    Three quarter length studio portrait of John Phillips, standing with his body turned to the left as viewed. His right hand is at his hip, the left holding a wooden chair back. Phillips is dressed in a dark jacket over a plaid waistcoat and trousers with a wide stripe.

    Arched gold surround, inscribed below in gold: “Photographed by MAULL & POLYBLANK, 55, Gracechurch Street and 187A Piccadilly, London.” Signed below in ink “John Phillips 27 June 1860”.

    John Phillips was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1834.
    Photographed by MAULL & POLYBLANK, 55, Gracechurch Street and 187A Piccadilly, London.
    John Phillips 27 June 1860
    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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