Professor Huxley, L.L.D. F.R.S.[Facsimile signature:] Thomas H Huxley.
164, Regent Street, London. [Published by Sampson Low & Co. May 1889.]
Photograph on card mount with four acommpanying letterpress sheets. Card size: 406 x 292mm. (16 x 11½"). Slight damage to card mount.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) was an English biologist, known as 'Darwin's Bulldog' for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. He was a biologist and science educationist. As a key figure in Victorian scientific life, he made important discoveries in several branches of biology. Between 1888 and 1896 the firm of Walery issued a remarkable series of portraits entitled 'Our Celebrities' which were published as a monthly issues by the publisher Sampson, Low & Co., together with biographical text (four pages of letterpress accompanying the portrait) on the subjects. The part works subsequently became available as bound volumes.
W: 1484. NPG: x9139.
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