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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.

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Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3006

Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 12 January 1905
NPG 3006

Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester, by William Rothenstein - NPG 4378

Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester

by William Rothenstein
sanguine and white chalk, 1922
NPG 4378

Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x19880

Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880s
NPG x19880

Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x19879

Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, 17 September 1903
NPG x19879

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Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6529

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Sir (Edwin) Ray Lankester

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1921
NPG x169465

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