1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of The Duke of Argyll. The Duke of Argyll.

1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of The Duke of Argyll

London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1890. A good likeness in colors of The Duke of Argyll; lithographed from a photograph "...by Messrs. Elliott and Fry"; with a facsimile signature below; paper 8" x 11" sheet approx. overall; George Douglas Campbell, eighth duke of Argyll in the peerage of Scotland, and first duke of Argyll in the peerage of the United Kingdom (1823-1900) politician and scientist, "...Argyll had an abiding fascination with causation and morphology in nature, especially with respect to ornithology and geology, and in his later years he related his views to human society and government. His writings on science and society were characterized by a confidence which was impatient of understanding other opinions and arguments...made a substantial attempt to integrate his scientific and social thought...In 1897 Argyll began his autobiography, reaching 1857 by his death. It is the best autobiography by a Victorian cabinet minister...a complex and interesting life, which has, unfortunately, been little studied since." (H. C. G. Matthew in the DNB); this image from the series of biographical portraits in "The Modern Portrait Gallery..." 1st series, by this publisher; light wear; portrait of the important British theological figure in very good condition. Item #20041

Price: $20.00

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