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Charles Darwin

(1809-1882), Naturalist, geologist and originator of the theory of evolution

Charles Robert Darwin

Sitter in 33 portraits
Naturalist who formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection; the result of years of research, his On the Origin of Species (1859) made a meticulous survey of life-forms and the conditions which governed their development; wrote other important works on botany, zoology, geology, and evolution.

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Charles Darwin, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG P106(7)

Charles Darwin

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, circa 1855
NPG P106(7)

Charles Darwin, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG P8

Charles Darwin

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1868
NPG P8

Charles Darwin, by Marian Collier (née Huxley) - NPG 3144

Charles Darwin

by Marian Collier (née Huxley)
pencil, 1878
NPG 3144

Charles Darwin, copy by John Collier - NPG 1024

Charles Darwin

copy by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1883 (1881)
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1024

Charles Darwin, by Horace Montford - NPG 1395

Charles Darwin

by Horace Montford
terracotta bust, after 1882
NPG 1395

Charles Darwin, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 761

Charles Darwin

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta bust, 1883
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 761

Charles Darwin, by Harry Furniss - NPG 6251(16)

Charles Darwin

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink
NPG 6251(16)

Charles Darwin, by Walker & Boutall, after  Maull & Fox - NPG x5930

Charles Darwin

by Walker & Boutall, after Maull & Fox
photogravure, (circa 1854)
NPG x5930

Charles Darwin, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after  Ernest Edwards - NPG Ax17797

Charles Darwin

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1866
NPG Ax17797

Charles Darwin, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after  Ernest Edwards - NPG x5935

Charles Darwin

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1866
NPG x5935

Charles Darwin, by Ernest Edwards - NPG x134603

Charles Darwin

by Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1866
NPG x134603

Charles Darwin, by Ernest Edwards - NPG x1500

Charles Darwin

by Ernest Edwards
albumen print, 1865-1866
NPG x1500

Charles Darwin, by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by  T. Fisher Unwin - NPG Ax29139

Charles Darwin

by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (1868)
NPG Ax29139

Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax18207

Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874
NPG Ax18207

Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x5934

Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874
NPG x5934

Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x5933

Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874
NPG x5933

Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax46279

Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1870s
NPG Ax46279

Charles Darwin, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x5939

Charles Darwin

by Lock & Whitfield
sepia carbon cabinet card, 1877
NPG x5939

Charles Darwin, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17583

Charles Darwin

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1878
NPG Ax17583

Charles Darwin, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x5936

Charles Darwin

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1881
NPG x5936

Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x5937

Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 29 November 1881
NPG x5937

Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x5938

Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 29 November 1881
NPG x5938

Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x17013

Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print, 29 November 1881
NPG x17013

Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x197304

Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 29 November 1881
NPG x197304

Various composers, musicians, singers and others, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139919

Various composers, musicians, singers and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139919

Charles Robert Darwin ('Men of the Day, No. 33.'), by James Jacques Tissot - NPG D43503

Charles Robert Darwin ('Men of the Day, No. 33.')

by James Jacques Tissot
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 30 September 1871
NPG D43503

Charles Darwin as a monkey, by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin') - NPG D1388

Charles Darwin as a monkey

by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin')
coloured lithograph, 1874-1875
NPG D1388

Charles Darwin, by Paul Adolphe Rajon, after  Walter William Ouless - NPG D34689

Charles Darwin

by Paul Adolphe Rajon, after Walter William Ouless
etching, (1875)
NPG D34689

Charles Darwin, by Léopold Flameng, after  John Collier - NPG D9709

Charles Darwin

by Léopold Flameng, after John Collier
etching, published 1883
NPG D9709

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Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
photogravure
NPG x5940

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Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1870s
NPG x5931

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Charles Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1870s
NPG x5932

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