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Gallery: JCM, Wife Katherine, and Parents

JCM's father:  John Clerk Maxwell (1790 - 1856)
Courtesy of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

JCM's mother:  Frances Cay (right of picture) and her sister Jane Cay (Maxwell's Aunt Jane).
Portrait in pastels by their mother, Elizabeth Cay.
© James Clerk Maxwell Foundation

'Puck' - Baby JCM:  'Puck' - Sketch by Sir William Dyce of baby James Clerk Maxwell.

Dyce was the brother of Isabella Cay (née Dyce), wife of Robert Dundas Cay
(brother of JCM's mother- Frances Clerk Maxwell née Cay).

This sketch has JCM posed with what appears to be a stuffed toy owl, clearly
based on Dyce's 1825 drawing  of Shakespeare's character, Puck, from
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (which showed Puck hugging an owl). 

Copyright holder unknown

JCM with mother:  'Mrs John Clerk Maxwell and her Son James'
by Sir William Dyce
Mother is Frances Cay

Courtesy of the Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries.

JCM as a boy:  James Clerk Maxwell as a boy

Courtesy of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

Arrival at 'Old 31':  Sketch by Jemima Blackburn née Wedderburn
(1823-1909), JCM's cousin.

This depicts the arrival of James at 31 Heriot Row,
Edinburgh, the house of Isabella Wedderburn,
his father's sister, on 18 November 1841.

James lived here during his schooling at The Edinburgh
Academy.

© James Clerk Maxwell Foundation

JCM aged ~ 12:  Courtesy of Mr. Giles, Canada and Miss Barbara Wallis, Cambridge

JCM aged ~ 23:  Courtesy of Cambridge University Library

JCM & colour top:  Maxwell, aged 24, holding the colour top which he used in his
experiments on colour.

Courtesy of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College,
University of Cambridge.

JCM aged ~ 30:  James Clerk Maxwell - aged about 30

Courtesy of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University

JCM aged 30+:  James Clerk Maxwell in his 30s.

Courtesy of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

JCM & wife Katherine:  James Clerk Maxwell and wife Katherine Dewar - unknown artist.

Courtesy of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University

JCM standing (1):  James Clerk Maxwell

Courtesy of Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge.

JCM standing (2):  James Clerk Maxwell

Courtesy of Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge.

Katherine wife of JCM:  Katherine Mary (née Dewar) - Mrs Clerk Maxwell

Courtesy of Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge.

JCM reading:  James Clerk Maxwell

Courtesy of Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

JCM & wife Katherine:  James Clerk Maxwell and wife Katherine Dewar  in 1869

Courtesy of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University

JCM's wife Katherine:  Katherine Mary (née Dewar) - Mrs Clerk Maxwell
Original dated 1869

Courtesy of Cambridge University Library

JCM by Jemima:  Portrait of James Clerk Maxwell painted  c1870
by the artist Jemima Blackburn(née Wedderburn 1823-1909).
Jemima was Maxwell's cousin, and wife to Hugh Blackburn (1823-1905)
who was Professor of Mathematics at Glasgow from 1849-79.
Blackburn had succeeded Lord Kelvin’s father (1786-1849),
Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) being the Professor of Physics at Glasgow
for the 54 years from 1846-99.

Courtesy of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
and the Public Catalogue Foundation.

JCM:  James Clerk Maxwell

Courtesy of the Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge

JCM aged 40+ :  James Clerk Maxwell in his 40s.

Courtesy of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

JCM aged 40+ :  James Clerk Maxwell in his 40s

Courtesy of Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge.)

JCM Photoon: 
Courtesy of Kings College, London University

JCM Bust detail:  A detail of the bust of James Clerk Maxwell
which is displayed in the hallway of Maxwell's birthplace. 
The bust is a copy of the original bronze in Aberdeen University by
Charles D'Orville Pilkington Jackson, F.R.B.S., F.R.S.A.

By kind permission of the University of Aberdeen,
and of the trustees of the late C. d'O. Pilkington Jackson Trust.

Photograph © James Clerk Maxwell Foundation

Bust by Boehm:  Marble bust of JCM
Sculpted as a memorial by Sir J. E. Boehm, R.A.

Commisioned by the University of Cambridge
Displayed in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Photograph by David Peacock

Edinburgh Statue:  Statue of James Clerk Maxwell
This stands at the East end of George Street in the centre of Edinburgh. 
Unveiled on 25th November 2008.

Sculpted by Alexander Stoddart, Her Majesty's Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland
Photograph © James Clerk Maxwell Foundation

Tapestry :  The James Clerk Maxwell panel from the Great Tapestry of Scotland.
It features Maxwell's equations and modern inventions based on his discoveries,
there is also a reference to the Tartan Ribbon photograph.

The panel was designed by Andrew Crummy and stitched by ‘The Gladsmuir Group’: 
Patricia Coupe,  Pru Irvine,  Susanne Lowe & Celia Williams)

JCM is also featured on the panel called  "Parliament of the Ancestors"

Courtesy of www.alexhewitt.co.uk and
The Great Tapestry of Scotland Trust
www.scotlandstapestry.com

The JCM Foundation is a charity formed in Scotland in 1977. (Registered Charity SC015003)
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