Title: Portrait of George Bellas Greenough (1778-1855)
Creator: Swan Electric Engraving Co Ltd, Maxim Gauci and Eden Upton Eddis
Description: Portrait of George Bellas Greenough, one of the original founders of the Geological Society of London. Reproduction of a print by Swan Electric Engraving Co Ltd, based on a lithograph by Maxim Gauci after a drawing by Eden Upton Eddis.
GEORGE BELLAS GREENOUGH, FRS (1778-1855), of Parliament Street, was a man of fortune, who had studied mineralogy under Werner at Freiberg, and had travelled much. He formed a large collection of geological specimens, most of which are now in University College, London. He was MP for the borough of Gatton 1807-1812. He was the first chairman, and in 1811 the first president of the Geological Society. He issued in 1819  his ‘Geological Map of England and Wales’, in six sheets. His bust by Westmacott is in the apartments of the Society. From Woodward, H B ‘History of the Geological Society of London’, London: Longmans, Green & Co (1907).
Source: Woodward, Horace B, ‘The History of the Geological Society of London’. London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1908.
Image reference: 01-39
Recommended print size: Up to 10 x 8 inches (25 x 14cm)