Profesor Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, 1885.

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Profesor Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, 1885.
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29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Remarque proof-etching by L Flameng after an oil painting by John Collier, published by the Fine Art Society in 1885. Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), Profesor of Natural History at the University of London, was best known for his lectures on the subject of natural philosophy at the Royal Institution. Huxley was a supporter of Darwin's evolutionary theory, but whereas Darwin's work was greeted with approbation by many, Huxley's simple style of explanation won greater understanding and acceptance among the general public.

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