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Naturalists


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Thomas Edward

Thomas Edward

1814-1886
Naturalist
Sitter in 4 portraits
George Edwards

George Edwards

1694-1773
Naturalist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Richard Sidney Richmond Fitter

Richard Sidney Richmond Fitter

1913-2005
Naturalist and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Forbes

Edward Forbes

1815-1854
Naturalist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Johann Reinhold Forster

Johann Reinhold Forster

1729-1798
Naturalist
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
John Edward Gray

John Edward Gray

1800-1875
Naturalist, zoologist and museum curator
Sitter in 8 portraits
Edward William Vernon Harcourt

Edward William Vernon Harcourt

1825-1891
Naturalist, editor, travel writer and Conservative politician; MP for Oxfordshire and Henley
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Hill

Sir John Hill

1714-1775
Writer and naturalist
Sitter in 8 portraits
John Hogg

John Hogg

1800-1869
Scholar and naturalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir William Jardine

Sir William Jardine

1800-1874
Naturalist
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Kirby

William Kirby

1759-1850
Entomologist and naturalist; Rector of Barham
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir John Kirk

Sir John Kirk

1832-1922
Naturalist and administrator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Maxwell Knight

Maxwell Knight

1900-1968
Naturalist, writer, broadcaster and head of MI5
Sitter in 11 portraits
Ronald Mathias Lockley

Ronald Mathias Lockley

1903-2000
Author; Naturalist
Sitter in 2 portraits
George Edward Lodge

George Edward Lodge

1860-1954
Artist and naturalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert McCormick

Robert McCormick

1809-1890
Naval surgeon and naturalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Helen Macdonald

Helen Macdonald

1970-
Writer and naturalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Guille Millais

John Guille Millais

1865-1931
Hunter, naturalist and gardener; son of Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir John Murray

Sir John Murray

1841-1914
Marine naturalist and oceanographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Pennant

Thomas Pennant

1726-1798
Naturalist and topographer
Sitter in 4 portraits

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