by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 29 November 1881
5 7/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. (148 mm x 105 mm) image size
Given by C.G. Woolner, 1975
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Sitterback to top
- Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), Naturalist, geologist and originator of the theory of evolution. Sitter in 30 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962). Artist associated with 10805 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Darwin sat for this portrait, taken the year before he died, on the veranda of his house in Downe. In his later years he spent much time in his garden conducting research into plant life and earthworms. By this point in his life his status as an eminent scientist was generally acknowledged and it was in this year that he dined by special invitation with the Prince of Wales at the start of the 7th International Medical Congress.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species (19 January 2009 - 30 June 2009)