Edwin Ray Lankester, English zoologist, late 19th century.
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Chromolithograph by Leslie Ward ('Spy') of Sir Edwin Ray Lankester (1847-1929). Profesor Lankester was director of the Natural History Museum in London (1898-1907), hence the title: 'His religion is the worship of all sorts of winged and finny freaks'. His contributions to zoology include important work in the fields of embryology and protozoology. He became president of the Marine Biological Asociation in 1892, and was knighted 1907. His father, Edwin Lankester (1814-1874), was a physician and botanist. Dimensions: 400 mm x 270 mm.