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James Martineau (1805-1900), Unitarian divine and writer

Sitter in 10 portraits
Unitarian minister and writer. Apprenticed as an engineer, but turned to the study of divinity, 1822-7; professor of mental and moral philosophy and political economy at Manchester New College, 1840-57; later professor of religious philosophy. A prolific and powerful writer, Martineau was widely regarded as a champion of theism after his dispute with John Tyndall over scientific materialism.

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James Martineau

replica by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1873 (1873)
NPG 1251


James Martineau

by Clara Martineau (nee Fell)
pencil, 1887
NPG 2526


James Martineau

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1893
NPG 2348


James Martineau

by Henry Richard Hope-Pinker
plaster cast of statuette, 1897
NPG 2080


James Martineau

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18312


James Martineau

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, published 1871
NPG x21223


James Martineau

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x9479


James Martineau

by James Stephenson, after Charles Agar
mezzotint, published 1847 (1846)
NPG D38297


James Martineau

by and published by James Stephenson, published by and after Charles Agar
mezzotint, published 1847 (1846)
NPG D38298


James Martineau

by Paul Adolphe Rajon, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after George Frederic Watts
etching, published 1 July 1876 (1873)
NPG D38299