Charles Darwin, English naturalist, c 1870s.
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Photogravure after an earlier painting or photograph. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), a British naturalist and the originator of evolutionary theory, was employed as a naturalist on HMS Beagle from 1831 to 1836. He first made his name as a geologist, but is remembered for his momentous contributions to biology. His most famous work, 'The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection', was published in 1859. From a collection of portraits of scientists published by Photographische Gesellschaft, Berlin, 1910. Dimensions: 460mm x 340mm.