A Catalogue of Portraits, Paintings, and Sculpture at the Natural History Museum, London

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This series sets out to make available the rich research resources of the Natural History Museum. This third volume describes 90 portraits of eminent figures in natural history, together with 39 oil paintings of natural history subjects, held in the Museum's collections. It includes all cast, sculpted, painted and drawn portraits and all other paintings. About two-thirds of the items are ilustrated, providing images of most of the naturalists who have shaped our understanding of the natural world over the past 200 years. Scientifically, the highlights are Carl Linnaeus, Sir Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin and William Smith. Notable artists represented include Homan Hunt, Nathaniel Dance and Wilhelm Kuhnert.

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