About this artwork

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.

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