Reference numberVF/27
Alternative reference numberVF27
TitlePortrait of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison by Caro Pellegrini
ArtistPellegrini, Carlo ['Ape']
Date26 November 1870
DescriptionVanity Fair cartoon titled 'A faithful Friend, an eminent Savant, and the best possible of Presidents' featuring Sir Roderick Impey Murchison. Full length, right profile. Number 14 of the 'Men of the Day' series.
InscriptionContentRecto inscription: 'VANITY FAIR. NOV. 26, 1870/ No. 108. MEN OF THE DAY No. 14./ “A Faithful Friend, an eminent Savant, and the best possible of Presidents.”’
Physical descriptionColoured lithograph on paper
Dimensions380mm x 263mm
NotesSepia carte-de-visite by H N King of Bath and example of Murchison's signature tipped into volume, facing cartoon
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceFrom volume formerly owned by Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, bound as item 1, since disbound for framing
Related materialColour transparency Box N101, IM/003215
Related records in the catalogueIM/003215

Murchison R I, IM003215.jpg

Fellows associated with this archive
NA8081Murchison; Sir; Roderick Impey (1792 - 1871); geologist and geographer1792 - 1871
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