Sir Richard Owen(1804-1892), Naturalist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist
Sitter in 35 portraits
From the mid 1830s the leading British comparative anatomist; one of the most formidable opponents of evolutionary theories, which he disputed with Huxley; superintendent of the Natural History Department of the British Museum, and designed new natural history galleries at South Kensington.
Vanity Fair Panel no. 6 (William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton and 9th Duke of Brandon; John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; Hungerford Crewe, 3rd Baron Crewe; Baron Philipp von Brunnow; William Ballantine; Sir William Wi...)
by James Jacques Tissot, and Carlo Pellegrini, and Alfred Thompson (Atn), and Sir Leslie Ward, and Théobald Chartran ('T'), and Adriano Cecioni
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1869-1886
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