Sepia print depicting C. Darwin in 'Vanity Fair'

William Makepeace Thackeray (b.1811, d.1863)
Circa 1900
Sombre-coloured print depicting Charles Darwin, caricaturing his sickly disposition whilst sitting hunched on cushions. Copy of illustration in 'Vanity Fair' by Thackeray.

Printed label (stuck on glass): "Charles (Robert) Darwin, 1809-1882/The prominence of Charles Darwin dates with the publication of his book in 1859, 'On/the Origin of Species.' No book has created so vast and rapid a revolution in science/and in the entire range of human thought. Charles Darwin studied medicine at/Edinburgh, but found his career after a five years' voyage as Naturalist on the 'Beagle'."
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paper, ink, cardboard
35.5 x 24.1 cm
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