Title: ‘A view of the strata which present themselves on the shore of Folkestone’

Creator: Robert Ferguson (fl 1809-1840)

Description: Painting, ‘A view of the strata which present themselves on the shore of Folkestone’, which was sent to the Society, along with a geological description dated 1 November 1811.

A – Represents the chalk hills which are not sufficiently thrown back
B – The chalk cliffs in the direction of Dover
1 – The highest stratum is about 30 or 40 feet in breadth, and appears to be a Blackish clay stratum mixed with a little sand containing shells…
2 – A thick sand stone stratum containing thin strata in it more indurated than the rest containing some shells…
3 – A Black clay stratum about four feet thick, containing some shells and a little sand.
4 – A stratum of about a foot and a half thick, of coarse grained sand stone of a greenish colour containing small rounded fragments of a green argillaceous stone.
5 – A stratum similar to no.3.

From a series of the earliest drawings, paintings and prints given to the Society which were collected together in a volume entitled ‘Drawings I’.

Date: 1811

Format: Watercolour on paper

Archive reference: LDGSL/400/44

Image reference: 05-91

Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)

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