DARWIN (CHARLES, 1809-1882)
Important Cabinet Portrait by [Herbert Rose] Barraud (1845-1896), , albumen print cabinet card photograph, half-length, in three-quarter profile facing right, 140 x 96mm (5.5 x 3.75ins), printed signature of Charles Darwin and blind stamp of William Luks [1840-1911, photographic and fine art publisher and print dealer] to lower mount, Barraud’s printed name and address details to lower mount and verso. £3,000
This is one of five known poses by Barraud from 1881, believed to be the last (official) photograph taken of the great man before his death in 1882.
Provenance :Arthur George Davis (1892-1957), palaeontologist, naturalist, book collector, by descent through the family.