Ref NoGSL/POR/73
TitlePortrait of Charles LYELL
Date NoteInformation on the label on the back of the frame
Extent1 item
DescriptionPortrait of Charles Lyell, aged 43 years, painted by Alexander Craig during the British Association Meeting in Glasgow, August 1840. Oil on board, 202mm x 258mm.


CustodialHistoryThe painting was on show in the Society's Lyell Room until 2013, when it was transferred to the Archives.
ProvenanceInformation written on the label at the back of the frame [now removed]: 'Purchased by Graham Lea (with several others by the same artist) at Sotheby's, London in the mid-1970s. Sold by him (after years of badgering) to Stuart Baldwin on 20th June 1997'. Donated to the Geological Society by Stuart Baldwin on 7 March 2008.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
Related MaterialThe Wellcome Trust holds a portrait of the physician Golding Bird which is very similar in style and execution, which appears also to have been painted around this time, see: [accessed 10 May 2019]
ArchNoteDescription by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameCRAIG | Alexander | 1808-1878 | artist
DS/UK/1181CRAIG; Alexander (1808-1878); artist1808-1878
DS/UK/16LYELL; Sir; Charles (1797-1875); 1st baronet; geologist1797-1875
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