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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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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

D43469

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

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 January 1871
NPG D43469