Hugh Miller, 1802 - 1856. Geologist and author
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Hugh Miller, 1802 - 1856. Geologist and author Sculpted in 1857

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
Hugh Miller was one of the most remarkable intellectuals of Victorian Scotland. The son of a Cromarty fisherman, he was apprenticed to a local stonemason. In 1840 he launched his brilliant journalistic career with the pro-Evangelical newspaper ‘The Witness’. A champion of the new Free Church, Miller simultaneously pursued his research in geology and paleontology and made important contributions to the pre-Darwinian debate on evolution.

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 255
  • Medium Marble
  • Size Height: 91.30 cm
  • Credit Transferred from the National Gallery of Scotland 1889