Ref NoGSL/POR/18
TitleThe British Association at Newcastle
Extent1 item
DescriptionOil painting of a meeting of the British Association at Newcastle in 1838, by Thomas Henry Gregg. Sitters include: Roderick Impey Murchison, William Buckland, Richard Owen, Henry Thomas De La Beche, John Phillips, Charles Lyell and William Smith. Gilt frame, 61 x 75 cm.


Administrative HistoryThe subject of the painting may be associated with a paper given by the comparative anatomist and palaeontologist (and Fellow of the Society) Richard Owen 'On the structure of the teeth and resemblance of ivory to bone as illustrated by microscopical examination of the teeth of man and of various existing and extinct animals' delivered before the Geological Section of the British Association meeting at Newcastle [but published under the Medical Section of the BA Annual Report] in 1838.
ProvenancePresented to the Society by the daughter of painter T H Gregg, in 1890.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
ArchNoteDescription by John Thackray
CreatorNameGREGG | Thomas Henry | fl 1821-1872 | painter
DS/UK/24British Science Association; 1831-1831-
DS/UK/22SMITH; William (1769-1839); civil engineer and geologist1769-1839
DS/UK/11BUCKLAND; William (1784-1856); geologist and dean of Westminster1784-1856
DS/UK/2MURCHISON; Sir; Roderick Impey (1792-1871); Baronet; geologist and geographer1792-1871
DS/UK/25OWEN; Sir; Richard (1804-1892); comparative anatomist and palaeontologist1804-1892
DS/UK/12BECHE; Sir; Henry Thomas De La (1796-1855); geologist1796-1855
DS/UK/19PHILLIPS; John (1800-1874); geologist1800-1874
DS/UK/16LYELL; Sir; Charles (1797-1875); 1st baronet; geologist1797-1875
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