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Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), Biologist and science educationist

Sitter in 46 portraits
Key figure in Victorian scientific life; made important discoveries in several branches of biology; vigorous champion of Darwin, but tended to antagonise moderate opinion; worked tirelessly to improve scientific education; served on many Royal Commissions on education and public health.

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3145

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Marion Collier (nee Huxley)
pencil
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3147

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Marion Collier (nee Huxley)
pencil
NPG 3147

1330

Thomas Henry Huxley

by (Edward) Onslow Ford
plaster cast of bust, circa 1880s
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1330

1528

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Theodore Blake Wirgman
pencil, 1882
NPG 1528

3168

Thomas Henry Huxley

by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1883
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3168

P429

Thomas Henry Huxley

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, 1890 or before
NPG P429

x20496

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Maull & Polyblank, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1857
NPG x20496

Ax18205

Thomas Henry Huxley

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18205

x45092

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x45092

x138802

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker; Thomas Henry Huxley

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x138802

Ax18298

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax18298

x11996

Thomas Henry Huxley

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x11996

Ax14783

Thomas Henry Huxley

by George Charles Wallich, published by John Van Voorst
albumen print on card mount, published 1870
NPG Ax14783

Ax17796

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1874
NPG Ax17796

Ax18234

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1874
NPG Ax18234

Ax38172

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1874
NPG Ax38172

Ax132901

'Scientists'

by Unknown artist, published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132901

x11997

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1880 or before
NPG x11997

x35907

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Jose Maria Mora
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880
NPG x35907

x11993

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen carte-de-visite, December 1881
NPG x11993

x11992

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1883
NPG x11992

x9203

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
albumen print, circa 1883
NPG x9203

x21342

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
vintage print, circa 1883
NPG x21342

x96425

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1883
NPG x96425

x96426

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1883
NPG x96426

x96427

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1883
NPG x96427

x127443

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1885
NPG x127443

x129630

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
vintage bromide print on cream photographer's folder, 1885
NPG x129630

x11994

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1885
NPG x11994

x9139

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published May 1889
NPG x9139

x36198

Thomas Henry Huxley

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1890
NPG x36198

x46493

Thomas Henry Huxley

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1895 (circa 1890)
NPG x46493

x11999

Thomas Henry Huxley

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG x11999

D36428

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alphonse Legros
lithograph, circa 1883
NPG D36428

D36430

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Thomas Hamilton Crawford, published by Museum Galleries, after John Collier
mezzotint printed in colours, published 1922 (1883)
NPG D36430

x20494

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Unknown photographer
photogravure, 1846
NPG x20494

x20497

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Maull & Polyblank
photogravure, 1850s-1860s
NPG x20497

x20495

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Maull & Polyblank
photogravure, 1857
NPG x20495

Ax13839

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Ernest Edwards, published by Lovell Reeve & Co
albumen print, published 1863
NPG Ax13839

Ax17609

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1880
NPG Ax17609

x82206

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1885
NPG x82206

Ax9138

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published May 1889
NPG Ax9138

Ax14744

Thomas Henry Huxley

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax14744

x11998

Thomas Henry Huxley

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG x11998

x134498

Thomas Henry Huxley

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, 1890 or before
NPG x134498

Ax87542

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG Ax87542