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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883), Army officer and physicist; President of the Royal Society

General; joined army, 1803; astronomer to various Arctic expeditions; made voyages to conduct experiments in magnetic inclination; appointed a scientific adviser to the admiralty, 1828; assisted in magnetic survey of British islands; general secretary of British Association; treasurer and later president of the Royal Society; repeated magnetic survey, 1861; general, 1870; member of various learned societies.


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.