Costume of the Glaciers
Etching, sheet 215 x 150mm (8½ x 6"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Caricature of William Buckland (1784-1856), geologist and dean of Westminster, as an explorer of glaciers. He carries a rolled 'map of ancient glaciers', 'glacial scratchings' lay at his feet, and in the background a carriage heads 'To Alston'. Illustrated 'The Life and Correspondence of William Buckland' by Elizabeth Oke Buckland Gordon and here attributed to Thomas Sopwith (1803-79), surveyor and civil engineer.
[Ref: 33955] £190.00