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Thomas Henry Huxley

(1825-1895), Biologist and science educationist

Sitter in 47 portraits
Biologist and comparative anatomist, a key figure in Victorian scientific life. A vigorous supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution, particularly during the famous 1860 Oxford debate with Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford. He was the youngest biologist to receive the Royal Medal of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-six. He became its President in 1883-5. He served on many Royal Commissions on education and public health, and worked tirelessly to improve scientific education in Britain.

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Thomas Henry Huxley, by Jose Maria Mora - NPG x35907

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x11993

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x11992

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1883
NPG x11992

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x9203

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
albumen print, circa 1883
NPG x9203

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x21342

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1883
NPG x21342

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96425

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96426

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96427

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127443

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x129630

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x11994

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1885
NPG x11994

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co - NPG x9139

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax14744

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x36198

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x46493

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG x11999

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax87542

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG Ax87542

Thomas Henry Huxley ('Men of the Day No. 19.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43468

Thomas Henry Huxley ('Men of the Day No. 19.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 January 1871
NPG D43468

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Alphonse Legros - NPG D36428

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Alphonse Legros
lithograph, circa 1883
NPG D36428

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Thomas Hamilton Crawford, published by  Museum Galleries, after  John Collier - NPG D36430

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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