John Geo. Children [facsimile signature.]Athenaeum Portraits, No.9.
London: Published September 4.th 1835, by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket. Printed by Lefevre & Kohler.
Rare lithograph on india. Sheet 267 x 210m. India paper damaged.
John George Children (1777-1852) was a British chemist, mineralogist, zoologist and natural scientist. In 1822 he was working as a librarian in the Department of Antiquities at the British Museum when he was appointed assistant keeper of the Natural History Department. After the division of the Department into three sections in 1837 he became keeper of the Department of Zoology. He was made a fellow of the Royal Society in 1807, and served as the society's secretary in 1826, and from 1830 to 1837. In 1833, he was founding president of what became the Royal Entomological Society of London. From a series of portraits of members of the Athenaeum Club.
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