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Image number: RS.17682
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Charles Lyell

Date

1846

Sitter

Charles Lyell (1797-1875, British), Geologist

Creator

Albert Newsam (b.1809, American), Lithographer

After

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901, British), Photographer

Object type

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Material

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Subject

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Description

Half length portrait of Charles Lyell, resting his elbow upon a stand on which a book lies, looking directly at the viewer. Lyell wears a dark jacket over a pin stripped [?] waistcoat and a white cravat.

Forward facing inscription: 'P.S. Duval, Lith. Phil.a
ChaLyell CHARLES LYELL ESQ.R F.R.S. F.G.S
Published by J.E. Mayall, at his Gallery, Chesnut & 5th St. Phil.a...'

Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875) British geologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1826.

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