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Sir George Howard Darwin (1845-1912), Mathematician and astronomer; son of Charles Darwin

Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir George Howard Darwin was the second son of Charles Darwin. He was appointed Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge University in 1883. His principal work was on the subject of tides, on which he became the leading authority, and on other physical questions connected with the relation of the earth and moon. He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1892, and later served as the Society's president.

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Sir George Howard Darwin

by Gwendolen ('Gwen') Raverat (nee Darwin)
watercolour laid down on card, circa 1900s
NPG 2101


Sir George Howard Darwin

by Mark Gertler
oil on canvas, 1912
NPG 1999


Sir George Howard Darwin

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x5943