Title: ‘View of the killas rocks at the Gun Wharf Plymouth Dock’
Creator: John MacCulloch (1773-1835)
Description: The drawing accompanied a paper read before the Society on 6th December 1812, and published as: MacCulloch, J, “On a peculiar Disposition of the Colouring Matters in a Schistose Rock”, ‘Transactions of the Geological Society’, Series 1, vol 4 (1817), pp399-400. MacCulloch describes the picture thus: “The general colour of the mass is a faint brown red, and a number of dove-coloured stripes of unequal thickness may be seen traversing it in very irregular curved lines, but bearing a sort of parallelism or relation to each other. To say that it resembles strongly a piece of marble paper, will be a comparison as illustrative as it is familiar.”
From a series of the earliest drawings, paintings and prints given to the Society which were collected together in a volume entitled ‘Drawings I’.
Format: Watercolour on paper
Archive reference: LDGSL/400/71
Image reference: 05-94
Recommended print size: Up to A4 (30 x 20cm)