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Joseph Barclay Pentland (1797–1873) by Pierre Jean David D'Angers, 1832 [cast by Ecket Durand] © National Portrait Gallery, London


Pentland, Joseph Barclay (1797–1873), naturalist and traveller, was born in Ballybofey, co. Donegal, Ireland, on 17 January 1797. Nothing is known of his early life save that he was educated at the Royal School, Armagh, and at the University of Paris. He became associated with ...