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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt (1792-1871), Geologist and geographer

Geologist; soldier, 1807-14; made summer tours, 1825-31; named and described Silurian system; president of Geological Society, 1831; travelled extensively throughout Europe and Russia studying geological structures; president of Royal Geographical Society, 1843; internationally honoured for his pioneer work.


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.