Portrait of Charles Darwin. DARWIN, C. COOK, engraver.

Portrait of Charles Darwin.

London: published by William Mackenzie, circa 1885.

Steel engraving, 107 x 134 mm. within larger sheet,

Portrait of the great scientist as an old man

An engraved portrait of the legendary naturalist Charles Darwin.

An engraved portrait of the legendary naturalist Charles Darwin.
The engraving is taken from an image by the famous studio of Elliott & Fry, specialists in portrait photographs of fashionable and socially prominent members of Victorian London. The photograph from which this outstanding engraved portrait was copied was taken at Darwin's home, Down House, in 1879. The weight of constant scrutiny by the popular and scientific press, combined with years of poor health (possibly due to a disease contracted during the voyage of the Beagle), have clearly taken a heavy toll on the great scientist of evolutionary theory, here captured in his twilight years.

Price (AUD): $585.00  other currencies     Ref: #3111119

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