Profesor Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, mid-late 19th century.
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31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Profesor Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, mid-late 19th century.

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Pictured (from left to right) are Michael Faraday (1791-1867), discoverer of the principles of the electric motor and dynamo; John Tyndall (1820-1893), best known for his researches on heat; Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), remembered for his contributions to acoustics and electric telegraphy; Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), chiefly remembered for his work in optics; and Thomas Huxley (1825-1895), scientist and follower of Charles Darwin. The portrait was commisioned to celebrate Huxley becoming director of the British Asociation for the Advancement of Science.
 

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10301931
 

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