Percy Sladen was born in Halifax, on the 30th June 1849 to a prosperous leather merchant Percy went first to Hipperholme Grammar School and to Marlborough College becoming a classical linguist. His hobby was natural history at a time when the discoveries of Charles Darwin were dominating scientific thought. He made a lifelong study of marine life creating a collection of immense zoological value.


  • Title: Walter Percy Sladen
  • Creator: Wells after Henry Tanworth
  • Date: 1901/1901
  • Date Created: 1899/1901
  • Location Created: England
  • Physical Dimensions: w1239 x h1492 mm
  • Provenance: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter City Council.
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Artist: Henry Tanworth, after, Wells

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