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Sir Richard Owen

4 of 21 portraits on display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Richard Owen, by Henry William Pickersgill, circa 1845 - NPG 938 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Richard Owen

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1845
56 1/4 in. x 44 in. (1429 mm x 1118 mm)
Given by the sitter's daughter-in-law, Mrs Emily Owen, 1893
Primary Collection
NPG 938


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  • Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), Naturalist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. Sitter in 32 portraits.

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Owen is shown with a white nautilus shell with brown markings: the glass jar contains the mollusc itself. Owen published a Memoir of the Pearly Nautilus in 1832.

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