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Photographic Print : Charles Darwin and his son N990002

Charles Darwin and his son N990002




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Charles Darwin and his son N990002

DOWN HOUSE, Downe, Kent. Daguerreotype photograph of Charles Darwin and his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin - 1842

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Child Hood Darwin Victorian


10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of Historic Photographic Prints, featuring this captivating image of Charles Darwin and his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin. Taken in 1842 at Down House in Kent, this rare Daguerreotype photograph from the Historic England Photo Library offers a unique glimpse into the personal life of the renowned naturalist and scientist. Relive the past with this exquisite print, meticulously reproduced to preserve the original's rich details and textures. A perfect addition to any home or office, this photographic print is not only a beautiful piece of art but also a testament to the fascinating history of science and discovery. Experience the historical significance of this iconic image as you bring it into your own space. Order your Media Storehouse Historic Photographic Print of Charles Darwin and his son today.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 20.3cm x 25.4cm (8" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This evocative daguerreotype captures a tender moment between Charles Darwin, the renowned naturalist and father of the theory of evolution, and his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin. Taken in 1842 at Down House in Kent, England, where the Darwin family resided, the photograph offers a rare glimpse into their personal lives during the Victorian era. Charles Darwin, dressed in a formal waistcoat and cravat, gazes intently at his young son, who sits on his lap, playfully holding a toy boat. The warm, soft light illuminates their faces, creating an intimate and loving atmosphere. The background reveals a glimpse of the beautiful gardens and woods that surrounded their home, reflecting the family's connection to nature. Down House was a significant place in Darwin's life, as it was where he wrote and published many of his groundbreaking works, including "On the Origin of Species." The influence of nature on Darwin's work is evident in this photograph, as he shares a moment of joy and connection with his child amidst the natural beauty of their surroundings. This precious family photograph provides a poignant reminder of the human side of one of history's greatest scientific minds. It also offers a glimpse into the childhood of a man who would grow up to revolutionize our understanding of the natural world and our place within it.

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