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’.

Date: [c.1811]

Format: Watercolour on paper

Archive reference: LDGSL/400/71

Image reference: 05-94

Recommended print size: Up to A4 (30 x 20cm)

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