Portrait of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), doctor of medicine, poet, scientist, inventor, FRS by the time he was 30, and grandfather of Charles Darwin.

Painted after Darwin came to live in Derby after 1780.


Violetta Darwin, the sitter's daughter married to Tertius Galton; Francis Galton; by descent in the Galton family; Galton sale 1954.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1BS
01332 641 901

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