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[Sir Henry Thomas De La Beche V.P.R.S.]
[Sir Henry Thomas De La Beche V.P.R.S.] [Director General of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom. President of the Geological Society. To the Fellows of the Geological Society, this Engraving is respectfully inscribed by their obedient Humble Servant William Walker.]
[Painted by H.P. Bone in enamel from life. Engraved by W. Walker.]
[London: Jan.y 1.st 1848. W. Walker, Excudit, 64 Margaret St. Cavendish Square.]
Working proof mezzotint, before all letters. Private plate. Plate: 380 x 300mm (18 x 11¾") very large margins.
A portrait of English geologist and palaeontologist Sir Henry Thomas De La Beche (1796 - 1855), half-length standing in a mountain landscape directed to right, looking away to left, his right elbow resting on an pick-axe next to his hat. De La Beche helped pioneer early geological survey methods, was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1819,was knighted in 1848 and in 1852, was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 46957]   £650.00  
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John Griffin, Under - Keeper of East - Hainault walk in Waltham Forest.
John Griffin, Under - Keeper of East - Hainault walk in Waltham Forest. Aged 68. Appointed July 1798.
From the original picture in the possesion of Sir Tho.s E. Tomlins, Steward of the Forest Courts. Pained and Drawn on Stone by H. P. Bone, 1825.
[n.d., c.1825].
Very fine & rare original hand coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 460 x 335mm (18 x 13¼"). Few repairs.
A full length portrait of John Giffin, keeper of the East - Hainault walk, in Waltham Forest, South East London. He stands in the dense forest with his dog sitting beside him, holding a hat in his right hand and gun in his left. Three deer can be seen in the distance to the right.
[Ref: 33424]   £360.00  
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