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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 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

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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