Title: Portrait of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay

Creator: John Hanson Walker

Description: Painting of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay. Elected a Fellow of the Geological Society on 3 April 1844 (no.1419), serving on Council between 1848-1853, 1855-1860, 1862-1869, 1871-1877 and 1878-1881 and the Society’s 29th President, 1862-1864. Awarded the Wollaston Medal in 1871.

Andrew Crombie Ramsay was born and educated in Glasgow. As a young man he was involved in commerce, but through the patronage of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, Ramsay joined the Geological Survey in 1841. From 1848-1851 he lectured at University College London and from 1851-1871 was at the Royal School of Mines. He was appointed Director of the Geological Survey in 1871 and was in post until his retirement in 1881, receiving a knighthood in recognition of his services.

This painting was presented to the Geological Society by the Misses Ramsay in 1933.

Date: 1880

Format: Oil painting in gilt frame, 80 x 68 cm

Archive reference: GSL/POR/14

Image reference: 01-15

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

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