Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester(1847-1929), Zoologist; son of Edwin Lankester
Sitter in 8 portraits
An authority on zoology at the turn of the nineteenth century, who made important contributions to comparative anatomy, embryology, parasitology, and anthropology. He was Professor of Zoology at University College London from 1874 to 1890, Professor of Comparative Anatomy at Oxford University from 1891 to 1898, and Director of the Natural History Museum from 1898 to 1907. Lankester's research into invertebrates provided evidence in support of the theories of evolution and natural selection. He further supported these theories through his pioneering research in anthropology. He wrote many books and over 200 scientific papers and edited the Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science from 1869 to 1920.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 January 1905