James Manby Gully(1808-1883), Physician
Sitter in 3 portraits
James Manby Gully was a celebrated Victorian hydrotherapist. Gully trained in medicine in Paris and then Edinburgh. His family fortune was tied up in the ownership of two plantations and many enslaved Africans in Jamaica. However, within the space of a year his father, mother and fiancée died and with them his inheritance from the plantations his father owned was gone. This forced Gully to move to London where he set up a successful practice treating William Tennyson and Charles Darwin among others.
Vanity Fair Panel no. 6 (William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton and 9th Duke of Brandon; John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; Hungerford Crewe, 3rd Baron Crewe; Baron Philipp von Brunnow; William Ballantine; Sir William Wi...)
by James Jacques Tissot, and Carlo Pellegrini, and Alfred Thompson (Atn), and Sir Leslie Ward, and Th?obald Chartran ('T'), and Adriano Cecioni
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1869-1886
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