Photograph (Albumen Print) of John Phillips, Probably by Maull & Polyblank, London, 1860
|Inventory Number:|| 30607|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||Albumen print mounted on paper. Portrait of John Phillips, standing three-quarter length, turned and looking to left, his left hand resting on a chair back. Curved top corners. Strong slightly purplish brown colour, gold toned. Several creases in the mount, and a large one affecting the image. The photograph is presumably one of those taken by Maull & Polyblank in 1860, when he was President of the Geological Society; otherwise its simplicity of style and plain backdrop might suggest one of the amateurs of the time such as C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll).|
John Phillips (1800-1874) was Deputy Reader in Geology at Oxford from 1853, and subsequently Reader and Professor; he was also Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum 1854-70 and first Keeper of the University Museum, Oxford, opened in 1860.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Contemporary inscription on front of mount beneath photo: 'Professor Phillips. | Hon. Fellow.'.|
|Provenance:||Presumably from R. T. Gunther. The inscription 'Hon. Fellow' indicates a source within Magdalen College, Oxford.|
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