Title: Western lines Isle of Wight

Creator: Thomas Webster

Description: Ink wash drawing of a very rocky part of the coast of the Isle of Wight, with a geologist or fossil collector visible in the foreground with his hammer removing examples of fossil alcyonia (sponges).

The picture was presented to the Geological Society by the artist on 6 December 1812, but relates to the paper: Webster, T. “On some new varieties of fossil Alcyonia”, ‘Transactions of the Geological Society’, vol 2 (1814), pp377-387. Published as plate 30.

Date: c.1811

Format: Ink wash drawing

Archive reference: LDGSL/400/20

Image reference: 05-28

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

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