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Charles Lyell portrait engraving Richmond geologist

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Sir Charles Lyell


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Original antique portrait print


India-laid proof. Pencil annotation just below the image. Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, FRS (1797 - 1875) was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularised James Hutton's concepts of uniformitarianism. Lyell was a close and influential friend of Charles Darwin.

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artist From a drawing by George Richmond
method Steel-engraving
date C1840
size 230mm by 150mm (platemark) 440mm by 295mm (sheet)
SKU PT6406