A fine, little-known portrait of Darwin

Darwin, Charles

Portrait. Oval engraving by Weger.

Published 1880
Item ID 63363

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Leipzig, [Weger], after a photograph of ca. 1880. Print size 20.0 x 15.0 cm (paper size 30.1 x 39.6 cm).

Engraved portrait by August Weger (1823-1892). The portrait, "nach ein Photographie" show Charles Darwin in old age with his iconic beard. His autograph is printed below. The photo may be one made in 1877 by Lock and Whitfield. Weger was a German engraver and printer. Weger is known for his portraits of famous people, such as the writer Friedrich Gerstäcker, the composer Robert Schumann, and, apparently, Charles Darwin. A very wide-margined and spotless print. Rare.

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