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8 People in sitter grouping:

Founders of the Royal Geographical Society

Like many societies of its time, The Royal Geographical Society was formed through the select members of a dining club, who met to debate current scientific ideas and issues. Named the Geographical Society of London in 1830, it was granted its Royal Charter under Queen Victoria in 1859 and the society has continued to promote the advancement of geographical sciences ever since. It is strongly associated with colonial explorations of Africa, the Indian subcontinent and polar expeditions. The 20th Century saw many developments; in 1913 the ban on female members was lifted, it funded the subject's first positions at Oxford and Cambridge and introduced the subject into schools. Since 1913, the society has been located in Lowther Lodge, in London's South Kensington.

Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt

1764-1848
Writer; founder of the Royal Geographical Society
Sitter in 6 portraits

John Britton

1771-1857
Antiquary and topographer
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits

John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford

1786-1869
Statesman and friend of Byron
Sitter in 28 portraits

Robert Brown

1773-1858
Botanist
Sitter in 9 portraits

Mountstuart Elphinstone

1779-1859
Indian statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits

William Jerdan

1782-1869
Journalist
Sitter in 7 portraits

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt

1792-1871
Geologist and geographer
Sitter in 22 portraits

William Henry Smyth

1788-1865
Admiral and scientific writer
Sitter in 3 portraits