Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin, by Elliott & Fry, 29 November 1881 - NPG x5938 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Darwin

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
Photographs Collection
NPG x5938

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  • Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), Naturalist, geologist and originator of the theory of evolution. Sitter in 32 portraits.

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  • Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962). Artist associated with 10929 portraits.

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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.

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