Title: Portrait of John Phillips

Creator: Unknown

Description: Painting of John Phillips. Elected a Fellow of the Geological Society on 4 January 1828 (no.718), served on Council between 1853-1862, and as President, 1858-1860. Awarded the Wollaston Medal in 1845.

John Phillips was the nephew of William ‘Strata’ Smith, who had produced the first geological map of a country ever produced. Phillips worked as a museum curator in York before taking university posts in London, Dublin and Oxford, where he succeeded William Buckland and became the University’s second Professor of Geology.

The painting was presented to the Geological Society by Henry Willett in 1875.

Date: [1874]

Format: Oil painting in gilt frame

Archive reference: GSL/POR/12

Image reference: 01-13

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


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