Professor Huxley

Made:
1880 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield
'Professor Huxley', 1880
      A photographic portrait of Professor Thomas Henry Huxley [1825-1895] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George

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'Professor Huxley', 1880 A photographic portrait of Professor Thomas Henry Huxley [1825-1895] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A Woodburytype entitled 'Professor Huxley', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1880. This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time. A brief biographical essay by Thompson Cooper (1837-1904) accompanied each portrait.

A Woodburytype portrait entitled 'Professor Huxley', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1880.

Professor Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) used his 'organic evolution' lectures to champion Charles Darwin’s controversial theories. He liked to refer to himself as 'Darwin's bulldog'.

This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time. A brief biographical essay by Thompson Cooper (1837-1904) accompanied each portrait.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6007/25
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford