Title: Sketch of a Ordinary Meeting of the Geological Society

Creator: Probably Henry Thomas De la Beche (1796-1855)

Description: Sketch showing an Ordinary Meeting of the Geological Society in progress at Somerset House. The drawing depicts an individual presenting a scientific paper, with specimens on the table and diagrams on the wall behind. The Meeting Room’s seating was arranged Parliamentary style, the senior members of the Society seated on each side of the main table, and the Fellows seated in rows behind. Although a quick sketch, some Fellows can be identified, such as Henry De la Beche [glasses] and seated next to him is Roderick Impey Murchison. Across the table are Charles Lyell and probably William Buckland and George Bellas Greenough.

Date: [c.1830]

Format: Watercolour

Archive reference: LDGSL/312

Image reference: 01-22

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

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