Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Light of Science

There are still some fascinating prints available as part of our Light of Science catalogue release.

Please click here to download a copy of the catalogue.

The Light of Science dispelling the Darkness which Covered the World
Henry Thomas De la Beche
Image 207 x 315 mm, Sheet 226 x 330 mm

Allegorical illustration showing the figure of a woman wearing an elaborate hat, standing in clouds, shining a gas lamp on the world. The caricature depicts Lady Murchinson, wife of Sir Roderick Impey Murchinson.

Lady Cahrlotte [née Hugonin] Murchison (1788–1869), geologist. She married Roderick Murchison in 1815 and was a partner in his geological researches. She was a lielong friend with the geologist Mary Anning.

Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche FRS (10 February 1796 – 13 April 1855) was an English geologist and palaeontologist who helped pioneer early geological survey methods.

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