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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Babbage (1791-1871), Mathematician and computer pioneer

Mathematician; invented calculating machine, to which he devoted much of his life and fortune; Lucasian professor of mathematics, Cambridge, 1828-39; principal founder of Statistical Society, 1834; published several influential scientific works.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.