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Friedrich Max-Müller

(1823-1900), Orientalist and philologist

Sitter in 20 portraits
Max-Müller was a Fellow of All Souls, an orientalist and philologist. Born in Germany, his early interest was in music - he knew Mendelssohn and his godfather was Weber - but at Leipzig University he studied Sanskrit (the classical language of ancient India), in which field his work is still known. He came to England in 1846, became a member of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1851 and Professor of Modern Languages in 1854. Defeated in the 1860 election for the Chair of Sanskrit, he later became Oxford's first Professor of Comparative Theology (1868-75).

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Friedrich Max-Müller, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(25)

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(25)

Friedrich Max-Müller, by George Frederic Watts - NPG 1276

Friedrich Max-Müller

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1894-1895
NPG 1276

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Hills & Saunders - NPG Ax18291

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18291

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Hills & Saunders - NPG Ax7527

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7527

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17570

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1878
NPG Ax17570

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x13401

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1878 or before
NPG x13401

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96551

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96551

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96552

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96552

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96553

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96553

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96554

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96554

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax5506

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax5506

Friedrich Max-Müller, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x75774

Friedrich Max-Müller

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1900 (circa 1890s)
NPG x75774

Friedrich Max-Müller, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax16154

Friedrich Max-Müller

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax16154

Friedrich Max-Müller ('Men of the Day. No. 98.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43678

Friedrich Max-Müller ('Men of the Day. No. 98.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 February 1875
NPG D43678

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Friedrich Max-Müller

by Wheeler & Day
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x13396

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Friedrich Max-Müller

by Hills & Saunders
photogravure, 1860s
NPG x13397

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Friedrich Max-Müller

by Hills & Saunders
photogravure, 1897
NPG x13398

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Friedrich Max-Müller

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
NPG x13399

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Friedrich Max-Müller

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
NPG x13400

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Friedrich Max-Müller

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x21452

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