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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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Thomas Henry Huxley, by Marion Collier (née Huxley) - NPG 3145

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Marion Collier (née Huxley)
pencil
NPG 3145

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Marion Collier (née Huxley) - NPG 3147

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Marion Collier (née Huxley)
pencil
NPG 3147

Thomas Henry Huxley, by (Edward) Onslow Ford - NPG 1330

Thomas Henry Huxley

by (Edward) Onslow Ford
plaster cast of bust, circa 1880s
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1330

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Theodore Blake Wirgman - NPG 1528

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Theodore Blake Wirgman
pencil, 1882
NPG 1528

Thomas Henry Huxley, by John Collier - NPG 3168

Thomas Henry Huxley

by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1883
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3168

Thomas Henry Huxley, by W. & D. Downey - NPG P429

Thomas Henry Huxley

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, 1890 or before
NPG P429

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Maull & Polyblank, photogravure by  Walker & Boutall - NPG x20496

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Maull & Polyblank, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1857
NPG x20496

Thomas Henry Huxley, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax18205

Thomas Henry Huxley

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18205

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG x45092

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x45092

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker; Thomas Henry Huxley, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG x138802

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker; Thomas Henry Huxley

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x138802

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax18298

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax18298

Thomas Henry Huxley, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x11996

Thomas Henry Huxley

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x11996

Thomas Henry Huxley, by George Charles Wallich, published by  John Van Voorst - NPG Ax14783

Thomas Henry Huxley

by George Charles Wallich, published by John Van Voorst
albumen print on card mount, published 1870
NPG Ax14783

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax17796

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1874
NPG Ax17796

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax18234

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1874
NPG Ax18234

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax38172

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1874
NPG Ax38172

'Scientists', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132901

'Scientists'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132901

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x11997

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1880 or before
NPG x11997

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Jose Maria Mora - NPG x35907

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Jose Maria Mora
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880
NPG x35907

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x11993

Thomas Henry Huxley

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen carte-de-visite, December 1881
NPG x11993

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