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4.3 Alfred Crowquill, caricature

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< Back to Introduction One of the satires on Darwin’s Origin of Species was drawn by the prolific designer and illustrator Alfred Henry Forrester, who used the pseudonym ‘Alfred Crowquill’. His name appears prominently at bottom left of this print as…

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 references and bibliography Article on Forrester by Simon …

4.6 Thomas Nast, cartoon

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< Back to Introduction This satire by the famous American political cartoonist Thomas Nast appeared among the advertisements on the back page of an issue of Harper’s Weekly, published in New York in August 1871. Nast worked for this journal through…

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  • … engraving from a drawing by Nast 
 references and bibliography Harper’s Weekly , 15:764 …

4.28 'English celebrities' montage

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< Back to Introduction One of the stranger appropriations of Elliott and Fry’s portrayal of Darwin was to make him one of a group of ‘Authors’, in an album titled English Celebrities, 19th Century (1876). Fiction writers and scientists were grouped…

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 references and bibliography English Celebrities 19 …

4.27 'Four founders of Darwinismus'

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< Back to Introduction In 1869-70 Darwin had declined to be photographed with Alfred Russel Wallace for a German publication, whose author had intended to show them as joint discoverers of natural selection. However, in 1873 he suffered a much…

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  • … London firm of Elliott and Fry 
 references and bibliography letter from Darwin to Joseph …

2.16 Horace Montford statue, Shrewsbury

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< Back to Introduction Horace Montford’s statue of Darwin, installed in his birthplace, Shrewsbury, in 1897, is one of the finest of the commemorative portrayals of him. Up to that time, the only memorial to Darwin in the town was a wall tablet of…

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  • … HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 1897’. 
 references and bibliography ‘Midland Union of Natural …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … Rotterdam https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/3967#/summary …

2.19 Montford, bust at the Royal Society

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< Back to Introduction Horace Montford’s marble bust of Darwin at the Royal Society, dating from 1898, derives from his bronze statue at Shrewsbury. It was normal for sculptors to re-use their models in this way for the creation of busts and…

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 references and bibliography Information kindly supplied …

4.25 'Punch' 1877 re. Cambridge doctorate

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< Back to Introduction Punch often ridiculed Darwin by showing him as a monkey or in other animalistic forms, but in 1877, when he at last received an honorary degree from Cambridge University, it paid its tribute to ‘wisdom’. ‘Punch to Dr. Darwin’…

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 references and bibliography Punch 73 (1 December 1877) …

4.11 'Fun' cartoon, 'A little lecture'

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< Back to Introduction ‘A little lecture by Professor D----n on the development of the horse’, a cartoon drawn by John Gordon Thomson for Fun magazine in July 1871, features ‘Professor’ Darwin addressing an audience of his ‘fellow monkeys’. His…

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 references and bibliography Fun magazine (22 July 1871 …

2.15 Boehm terracotta bust (NPG)

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< Back to Introduction The sculptor Edgar Boehm donated this terracotta bust of Darwin to the National Portrait Gallery in February 1887. It is closely associated with his seated statue of Darwin in the Natural History Museum: not an original model…

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 references and bibliography manuscript letter from …

4.12 'Fun', Wedding procession

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< Back to Introduction ‘The wedding procession’ appeared in Fun magazine on March 25, 1871, and contained an amusing echo of the cartoon representing Darwin as ‘A venerable orang-outang’ that had appeared in the Hornet a few days earlier. The…

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 references and bibliography Fun magazine (25 March …

4.20 Frederick Waddy, caricature

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< Back to Introduction A series of portrait caricatures drawn by Frederick Waddy appeared in the journal Once a Week through 1872. It clearly emulated the more famous series in Vanity Fair, and indeed, Waddy’s drawing of Darwin has the same title or…

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  • … drawing by William James Welch 
 references and bibliography ‘C.R. Darwin, F.R.S.’, Once …

3.13 Edwards 'Representative Men'

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< Back to Introduction A sequel to Portraits of Men of Eminence appeared in 1868, published by the London firm of Alfred William Bennett and again edited by Edward Walford. It was titled Representative Men in Literature, Science, and Art. The…

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  • … albumen photographic print 
 references and bibliography National Portrait Gallery online …

2.23 Hope Pinker statue, Oxford Museum

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< Back to Introduction Henry Richard Hope Pinker’s life-size statue of Darwin was installed in the Oxford University Museum on 14 June 1899. It was the latest in a series of statues of great scientific thinkers, the ‘Founders and Improvers of Natural…

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  • … statue carved in Caen limestone 
 references and bibliography Letter from William Darwin …

1.4 Samuel Laurence drawing 1

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< Back to Introduction Samuel Laurence’s intimate chalk drawing of Darwin is dated 1853. It is likely that Darwin sat for the portrait at Down House, and Francis Darwin, in his catalogue of portraits of his father painted or drawn ‘from life’, noted…

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  • … white heightening on buff paper 
 references and bibliography Francis Darwin (ed.), The …

2.4 Wedgwood plaque

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< Back to Introduction Soon after Darwin’s death, a Wedgwood plaque in green jasper with a profile portrait of him was presented to Christ’s College, Cambridge, by his son George Darwin, who was himself a Cambridge don. It was set into the panelling…

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  • … in green or peach-green jasper) 
 references and bibliography Tim M. Berra, Darwin and …

1.21 window at Christ's College Cambridge

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< Back to Introduction Among the many posthumous commemorations of Darwin is a portrayal of him in stained glass. It is in the oriel window of the Hall at his alma mater, Christ’s College Cambridge – in a bay looking onto the First Court of the…

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 references and bibliography ‘Christ’s College Cambridge: …

4.29 Richard Grant White, 'Fall of man'

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< Back to Introduction At about the same time as The Hornet pictured Darwin as ‘A Venerable Orang-Outang’, a novella by the American journalist and critic Richard Grant White offered a more scurrilous take on The Descent of Man. The Fall of Man: Or,…

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 references and bibliography [Richard Grant White], The …

1.20 Leopold Flameng etching, after Collier

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< Back to Introduction Almost as soon as Collier’s portrait of Darwin was put on display at the Linnean Society in 1882, requests for permission to reproduce it flooded in, from book and print publishers. Collier himself often felt, with some…

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  • … and material etching 
 references and bibliography Linnean Society Council …

4.9 'Graphic', cartoon

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< Back to Introduction A cartoon which appeared in the Graphic in 1871 was unusual, in that it pictured a serious scientific challenge to Darwin’s theories. Sir William Thomson, later Lord Kelvin, a leading physicist based at the University of…

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 references and bibliography ‘The British Association at …
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