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Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), Biostatistician, human geneticist and founder of the science of eugenics

Sitter in 15 portraits
Pioneered statistical methods in biology, anthropology, and psychology: influenced by Darwin, his cousin, proposed that the human species could be improved by means of selected parenthood. Eugenics, as he called it, enjoyed wide currency around 1900 but was discredited after the rise and fall of Nazism.

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Sir Francis Galton

by Octavius Oakley
watercolour, 1840
NPG 3923

1997

Sir Francis Galton

by Gustav Graef
oil on panel, 1882
NPG 1997

3095

Sir Francis Galton

by Janet Caroline Fisher
chalk
NPG 3095

3916

Sir Francis Galton

by Charles Wellington Furse
oil on canvas, 1903
NPG 3916

x13287

Sir Francis Galton

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print on photographer's card, late 1850s
NPG x13287

Ax18341

Sir Francis Galton

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18341

x19814

Sir Francis Galton

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1890s
NPG x19814

x14369

Sir Francis Galton

by Graham's Art Studios
albumen cabinet card, circa 1890
NPG x14369

x19815

Sir Francis Galton

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1890s
NPG x19815

x14371

Sir Francis Galton

by Unknown photographer
snapshot print, circa 1905
NPG x14371

x27773

Karl Pearson; Sir Francis Galton

by Unknown photographer
bromide print photomontage
NPG x27773

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Sir Francis Galton

by Francis Smyth Baden-Powell
silhouette, 1890s
NPG D425

Ax54893

Sir Francis Galton

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 11 July 1861
NPG Ax54893

x18507

Sir Francis Galton

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, 1886
NPG x18507

x14370

Sir Francis Galton

by Unknown photographer
snapshot print
NPG x14370

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Erasmus Darwin (grandfather)

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Science