Title: Portrait of Richard Phillips
Creator: Thomas Herbert Maguire probably after photograph by Antoine Claudet.
Description: Portrait of Richard Phillips. Printed by M & N Hanhart and published by Highley & Son.
Richard Phillips was one of the original 13 founders of the Geological Society of London.
RICHARD PHILLIPS (1778- 1851), of the Poultry, son of a printer and bookseller in the City of London, was a member of the Society of Friends. In early life he was the intimate friend of Humphry Davy and William Hyde Wollaston. He became distinguished as a chemist, was elected FRS in 1822, and was chemist and curator to the Museum of Economic Geology from 1839 until the close of his life, during the last two years he was president of the Chemical Society. From Woodward, H B ‘History of the Geological Society of London’, London: Longmans, Green & Co (1907).
Archive reference: GSL/POR/56/110
Image reference: 01-59
Recommended print size: Up to 10 x 8 inches (25 x 14cm)