Title: Portrait of William Pengelly

Creator: ‘A M’

Description: Painting of William Pengelly. Elected a Fellow of the Geological Society on 6 February 1850 (no.1576). Awarded the Lyell Fund in 1877 and the Lyell Medal in 1886.

William Pengelly was a noted amateur geologist who lived in Torquay most of his life. He had a particular interest in caves and cave faunas, and was responsible for the excavation of the Brixham Caves.

The painting was sourced from the executors of Mrs Hester Forbes Julian, née Pengelly, daughter of William Pengelly, in 1934.

Date: 1881

Format: Oil painting in gilt frame

Archive reference: GSL/POR/11

Image reference: 01-12

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

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