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Maguire, Thomas Herbert (1821 - 1895)

Published by Ipswich, England: George Ransome . (1852)

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About this Item: Ipswich, England: George Ransome ., 1852. Condition: Good. Lithograph. 11.5 x 9.25 inches on sheet size 23.5 x 17.5 inches. Marginal tears. Drystamp of Ipswich Museum. Edwin Lankester (1814-1874), Public health reformer and natural historian.The series of 60 scientific portraits by Maguire was privately commissioned by George Ransome, F.L.S., of Ipswich, in connection with the foundation of the Ipswich Museum. They were executed cumulatively between 1847 and 1852, as the Museum obtained fresh scientific sponsors. Some were made by the artist from life, and others from photographic portraits or (in the case of the Revd William Kirby) from an oil portrait. The exact total of this series is slightly above 60 because some (e.g. Edwin Lankester) were re-drawn. Copies of the lithographs were given to subscribing members of the Museum, and a bound portfolio copy of the series was presented by Professor J.S. Henslow to Prince Albert when he inspected the Museum on the occasion of the 1851 Ipswich Congress of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Seller Inventory # 51-1688

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MAGUIRE, Thomas Herbert (1821-1895)

Published by George Ransome, [Ipswich (1850)

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About this Item: George Ransome, [Ipswich, 1850. Tinted lithograph, octagonal format, signature for title: "Wm. Yarrell"; artist's printed signature: "T. H. Maguire 1849" in image l.l. Printed by M & N. Hanhart. Blind stamped "Ipswich Museum" A handsome portrait of the author of "History of British Fishes" and "History of British Birds" William Yarrell (1784-1856), zoologist and bookseller, is best known as the author of two very popular books: A History of British Fishes, 2 volumes, 1835 and A History of British Birds, 3 volumes, 1843. Yarrell was born in London. His father and uncle had a book and newspaper shop, which he and his cousin later ran. Yarrell, who was one of 13 children, often left the shop to go fishing or shooting, gradually becoming an accomplished naturalist. He wrote his first book, "On the Occurrence of some Rare British Birds" in 1825 at the age of 40. Many more articles and books followed. He became a Fellow of the Linnean Society and helped found what became the Royal Entomological Society of London. As were most naturalists of the period, he was acquainted and corresponded with other leading natural historians, in particular, Jardine, Selby, Thomas Bewick and Audubon. Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-1895) was a British artist, who studied lithography with Richard James Lane. He is best known for the portraits of scientists, primarily naturalists, for which he was commissioned by George Ransome, F. L. S. in connection with the founding of the Ipswich Museum. Ransome gave the portraits as gifts to subscribing members and gave the entire portfolio, which ultimately ran to 60 portraits, to especially important figures, most notably Prince Albert when he visited the museum in 1851. Maguire brought to portrait making an unusual capacity to capture a person's type and character. His portraits did not try glorify their subject but rather showed their individuality. The subject's renown depended on their accomplishments, which would have been well-known to the observers. Seller Inventory # 29070

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MAGUIRE, Thomas Herbert (1821-1895)

Published by George Ransome, [Ipswich (1851)

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About this Item: George Ransome, [Ipswich, 1851. Tinted lithograph in octagonal format, with signature as title: "J. S. Henslow", with artist's printed signature in image lower left: "T. H. Maguire 1851" A handsome portrait of a brilliant Anglican scientist John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861), passionate about natural history as a boy, grew up to be one of the leading botanists of his time as well as an Anglican minister. He attended Cambridge, made geological observations on the Isle of Wight with Adam Sedgwick and in 1822 became Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Cambridge. In 1824, his scientific interests had shifted to botany. In 1827, he gave up his Professorship in Mineralogy and in 1829 became Professor of Botany. It was in this year that his "Catalogue of British Plants" appeared. It was during his Botany Professorship that he had Charles Darwin as a student. And when he was offered the post of botanist on H. M. S. Beagle, he recommended Darwin for the position. Like many Anglican clergymen, Henslow was at first an absentee rector, taking the bulk of remuneration while leaving the ministerial work to a curate, but in 1839, he moved to his parish in Hitcham, Suffolk and devoted himself to his parish. He continued there for the rest of his life, keeping his Professorship at Cambridge. During his tenure in Suffolk, he established a school and encouraged the creation of the nearby Ipswich museum (for which this portrait was made). Ipswich was primarily a natural history museum and Henslow was elected president in 1850. Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-1895) was a British artist, who studied lithography with Richard James Lane. He is best known for the portraits of scientists, primarily naturalists, for which he was commissioned by George Ransome, F. L. S. in connection with the founding of the Ipswich Museum. Ransome gave the portraits as gifts to subscribing members and gave the entire portfolio, which ultimately ran to 60 portraits, to especially important figures, most notably Prince Albert when he visited the museum in 1851. Maguire brought to portrait making an unusual capacity to capture a person's type and character. His portraits did not try glorify their subject but rather showed their individuality. The subject's renown depended on their accomplishments, which would have been well-known to the observers. Seller Inventory # 29068

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MAGUIRE, Thomas Herbert (1821-1895)

Published by George Ransome, [Ipswich (1851)

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About this Item: George Ransome, [Ipswich, 1851. Tinted lithograph in octagonal format with signature " Jos. D Hooker" as title, and artist's printed signature in image: "T. H. Maguire 1851" A fine, sensitive portrait of one of England's greatest botanists Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1912) was one of the leading lights of Victorian science. A close friend of Darwin's and son of the other towering figure in the study of botany of the Victorian Age, he established the scientific basis of geographical botany and advanced the study of paleobotany. His extensive travels in search of exotic plants earned him a reputation as an explorer as well. As a boy, Joseph Hooker began attending his father's lectures on botany at the University of Glasgow at the age of five, and the systematic study of plants was a life-long fascination. He and his older brother were tutored at home. Joseph then studied medicine at the University of Glasgow (the only way to study plants at that time was to study medicine), from which he received an M. D. in 1839. Hooker married John Stevens Henslow's daughter, Frances, with whom he had seven children in 1851. By this time he had gone on lengthy expeditions to Antarctica and Himalayas - indeed he was the first European to collect plants in Tibet. His travels provided plants for Kew Gardens, among others, and material for many books among them Flora Antarctica 1844-47; Flora Novae Zelandiae 1851-53; Flora Tasmaniae 1853-59. Despite his ever increasing family, Hooker loved making long explorations to exotic places. During the 1860's and 70's he made lengthy expeditions to Palestine, Morocco and the western United States. He is one of history's greatest plant explorers. In 1865, his father, William Jackson Hooker, died and Joseph was chosen to replace him as Director of the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. He served in this position for 20 years. Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-1895) was a British artist, who studied lithography with Richard James Lane. He is best known for the portraits of scientists, primarily naturalists, for which he was commissioned by George Ransome, F. L. S. in connection with the founding of the Ipswich Museum. Ransome gave the portraits as gifts to subscribing members and gave the entire portfolio, which ultimately ran to 60 portraits, to especially important figures, most notably Prince Albert when he visited the museum in 1851. Maguire brought to portrait making an unusual capacity to capture a person's type and character. His portraits did not try glorify their subject but rather showed their individuality. The subject's renown depended on their accomplishments, which would have been well-known to the observers. Seller Inventory # 29074

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MAGUIRE, Thomas Herbert (1821-1895)

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About this Item: Tinted lithograph in octagonal format, signature as title "W. J. Hooker"; artist's printed signature l. l. "T. H. Maguire 1851". Printed by M. & N. Hanhart. A fine, genial portrait of one of the leading botanists of the Victorian era Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) was born into a prominent Norwich family and was able to pursue his passion for botany his entire life, contributing greatly to the science of botany. After attending Norwich School, he made his first botanical expedition to Iceland in 1809. There was a fire on the boat coming back and he lost all his specimens. He wrote "Tour in Iceland" the same year. Over the next several years, he made similar trips to France, Switzerland and northern Italy. Thereafter, he married and settled in Halesworth, Suffolk, where he wrote books and articles, and built a herbarium, which was highly regarded among botanists worldwide. In 1820, he was made Regius professor of botany at Glasgow University. In 1821, his "Flora Scotica" was published. During his years in Scotland, he helped establish the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. In 1841, Hooker became the Director of the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. During his tenure, he expanded the garden from 10 acres to 75 and the arboretum to 270 acres. Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-1895) was a British artist, who studied lithography with Richard James Lane. He is best known for the portraits of scientists, primarily naturalists, for which he was commissioned by George Ransome, F. L. S. in connection with the founding of the Ipswich Museum. Ransome gave the portraits as gifts to subscribing members and gave the entire portfolio, which ultimately ran to 60 portraits, to especially important figures, most notably Prince Albert when he visited the museum in 1851. Maguire brought to portrait making an unusual capacity to capture a person's type and character. His portraits did not try glorify their subject but rather showed their individuality. The subject's renown depended on their accomplishments, which would have been well-known to the observers. Seller Inventory # 29075

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MAGUIRE, Thomas Herbert (1821-1895)

Published by George Ransome, [Ipswich (1851)

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About this Item: George Ransome, [Ipswich, 1851. Tinted lithograph in octagonal format, signature as title: "James Ross, Captain". Artist's printed signature in image: "T. H. Maguire 1851" Rare Portrait of the great Polar explorer Sir James Clark Ross ((1800 - 1862) entered the British Navy at the age of 11 in the care of his uncle, Sir John Ross. In 1818, he travelled with Ross in search of a northwest passage. During the years 1819-27, he made four Arctic expeditions with Parry, and after 4 1/2 years as commander of his own Arctic expedition, he located the magnetic North Pole in Boothia Peninsula, Canada. He is best known however for his expedition to Antarctica, 1839-43. He commanded the Erebus and his close friend, Francis Crozier, the Terror . Joseph Dalton Hooker was the naturalist on this journey. Exploring, then retiring north to Tasmania or the Falklands for the "winter months", the expedition was a great success revealing a great deal about the unknown continent. Ross' "A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions: During the Years 1839-43" is a classic of Polar Exploration literature. In 1848, he commanded one of the ships sent to search for Sir John Franklin's 1845 Arctic exploration. The Franklin expedition consisted of the Erebus and the Terror , the latter again being commanded by Crozier. Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-1895) was a British artist, who studied lithography with Richard James Lane. He is best known for the portraits of scientists, primarily naturalists, for which he was commissioned by George Ransome, F. L. S. in connection with the founding of the Ipswich Museum. Ransome gave the portraits as gifts to subscribing members and gave the entire portfolio, which ultimately ran to 60 portraits, to especially important figures, most notably Prince Albert when he visited the museum in 1851. Maguire brought to portrait making an unusual capacity to capture a person's type and character. His portraits did not try glorify their subject but rather showed their individuality. The subject's renown depended on their accomplishments, which would have been well-known to the observers. Seller Inventory # 29069

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