Professor Owen, c 1885.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Professor Owen, c 1885.

Barraud, Herbert Rose

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


A photographic portrait of Professor Richard Owen (1804-1892), taken at the studio of Herbert Rose Barraud, Oxford Street, London, in about 1885. Owen, an anatomist, taxonomist and palaeontologist, played a key role in the founding of the Natural History Museum, London. A government advisor and royal family tutor, he increased public awareness of biology and created the word 'dinosaur'.



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