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Sir Edward Denison Ross

(1871-1940), Orientalist

Sitter in 11 portraits
An Orientalist and one of the world's foremost linguists, specialising in languages of the Far East. He could read forty-nine languages, and speak thirty of them. From 1896 until 1901 he was Professor of Persian at University College, London. Taking leave in 1897, he travelled extensively in central Asia and Persia. He spent the years 1901 to 1914 in India, firstly as principal of the Calcutta Madrasa (1901-11), and later as keeper of the records of the Government of India. In 1916 he was appointed the first Director (and simultaneously Professor of Persian) of the newly established School of Oriental Studies in the University of London.

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Sir Edward Denison Ross, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(308)

Sir Edward Denison Ross

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1930s?
NPG 4529(308)

Sir Edward Denison Ross, by Frank Kovacs - NPG 4203a

Sir Edward Denison Ross

by Frank Kovacs
plaster medallion, circa 1939
NPG 4203a

Sir Edward Denison Ross, by Frank Kovacs - NPG 4203

Sir Edward Denison Ross

by Frank Kovacs
bronze medallion, circa 1939
NPG 4203

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Sir Edward Denison Ross

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 14 January 1938
NPG x153328

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Sir Edward Denison Ross

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 14 January 1938
NPG x153329

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Sir Edward Denison Ross

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 14 January 1938
NPG x153330

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Sir Edward Denison Ross

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 14 January 1938
NPG x153331

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Sir Edward Denison Ross

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x91209

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