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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970), Philosopher and social reformer

Sitter associated with 113 portraits
Grandson of the Liberal Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, Earl (Lord John) Russell, Bertrand made significant contributions to logic, epistemology and mathematics that established him as one of the foremost philosophers of the twentieth century. He published his first work, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry (1897), at the age of 25. This was followed by The Principles of Mathematics (1903) and Principia Mathematica (1910-13). A pacifist during the First World War, he was imprisoned in 1918. Russell gave the first Reith lectures on radio in 1949. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, and became the first President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in 1958.

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Anti-nuclear demonstrators

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 18 February 1961
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Pamela Chandler
modern bromide print from original negative, May 1962
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 January 1967
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, oval, 1873-1874
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, circa 1876
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, circa 1878
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, circa 1880
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, 1880
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The Wedding of Bertrand Russell and Alys Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, 13 December 1894
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'A Quaker wedding' (The marriage of Bertrand Russell and Alys Pearsall Smith)

after Richard Morris Smith
photograph of drawing, 13 December 1894
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1930
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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