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Photograph (Albumen Print) of George Rolleston, c.1860

Inventory Number: 12708
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Persons: George Rolleston (Subject)
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Brief Description: Albumen print mounted on a page extracted from a scrapbook, along with cuttings relating to Rolleston's death. Portrait of George Rolleston, seated three-quarter length, turned slightly to right and looking right, holding a paper in his left hand. The page is dated 1881, the date of Rolleston's death, and contains obituaries and reports of his funeral; but the photograph is earlier. Rolleston looks much the same as in the photograph by C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) of 'Dr Rolleston's Class', 1857, and the plain style and pose of the photograph would not be inconsistent with the portraits Dodgson made of his colleagues at Christ Church. Rolleston was Dr Lee's Reader in Anatomy there (1857-60) in succession to Acland, moving to the University Museum as professor in 1860.
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Provenance: Belonged to R. T. Gunther, and was used in volume XI of his Early Science in Oxford (1937). Gunther almost certainly acquired it (among other papers) from Edward Chapman (1839-1906), or from Chapman's family on his death; Chapman was the friend who went to Paris to accompany the dying Rolleston back to Oxford in 1881.
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Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
137 99 mm

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