Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Bt(1810-1895), Soldier, diplomat and Assyriologist
Sitter in 11 portraits
Assyriologist; entered the East India Company's military service, where he acquired a knowledge of oriental languages and later of the ancient system of writing, cuneiform, enabling him to decipher important inscriptions; M.P. 1858-9, 1865-8; president of the Royal Asiatic Society 1878-81.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 July 1873
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