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.

Provenance

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




Exhibitions at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

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