Title: Fossils from Mr Bensted’s quarry near Maidstone, Kent
Creator: [George Scharf]
Description: Fossils from Mr W H Bensted’s quarry near Maidstone, Kent, showing molluskite – the carbonized remains of the soft parts of molluscs – in Kentish rag.
It was designed to accompany a paper by Gideon Mantell read before the Society on 1st February 1843, which was published as ‘Notice on the fossilised remains of the soft parts of Mollusca’, Proceedings of the Geological Society of London, vol.4 (1843), pp.35-36. The painting was not published.
Archive reference: LDGSL/127
Image reference: 04-02
Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)