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Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), Naturalist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist

Sitter in 31 portraits
From the mid 1830s the leading British comparative anatomist; one of the most formidable opponents of evolutionary theories, which he disputed with Huxley; superintendent of the Natural History Department of the British Museum, and designed new natural history galleries at South Kensington.

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Sir Richard Owen

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1845
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 938

2515(98)

Sir Richard Owen

by William Brockedon
black and red chalk, 1847
NPG 2515(98)

P106(15)

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, circa 1855
NPG P106(15)

Ax7925

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published May 1856
NPG Ax7925

Ax18374

Sir Richard Owen

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18374

x12630

Sir Richard Owen

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x12630

Ax29679

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29679

Ax29678

Sir Richard Owen

by Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863-1867
NPG Ax29678

Ax18299

Sir Richard Owen

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-early 1870s
NPG Ax18299

Ax17792

Sir Richard Owen

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax17792

Ax14781

Sir Richard Owen

by George Charles Wallich, published by John Van Voorst
albumen print on card mount, published 1870
NPG Ax14781

x12633

Sir Richard Owen

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1878 or before
NPG x12633

x127468

Sir Richard Owen

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1880s
NPG x127468

Ax5414

Sir Richard Owen

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG Ax5414

x12634

Sir Richard Owen

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG x12634

D36429

Sir Richard Owen

by Charles Henry Jeens
stipple engraving, published circa 1880
NPG D36429

Ax87531

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, circa 1855
NPG Ax87531

Ax7272

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published May 1856
NPG Ax7272

x12631

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x12631

x197542

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x197542