Robert Jameson Esq c1832
Portrait of Robert Jameson Esq F.R.S. L. & E. with facsimile signature. After the painting by Kenneth Macleay the artist and here engraved by J. Jenkins. Published: National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century. Fisher, Son & Co. 1832.
Condition: Good some slight fox staining to plate, fine steel engraving. Engraved image size including facsimile signature approx 5.75" x 3.5" (145mm x 90mm) Mount: Smoke Grey 10" x 8" (255mm x 205mm) Ready to frame.
As Regius Professor of Natural History at the University of Edinburgh for fifty years, developing his predecessor John Walker's concepts based on mineralogy into geological theories of Neptunism which held sway into the 1830s. Jameson is notable for his advanced scholarship, and his superb museum collection. Charles Darwin attended Robert Jameson's natural history course at the University of Edinburgh in his teenage years, learning about stratigraphic geology and assisting with the collections of the Museum of Edinburgh University, then one of the largest in Europe.
Another genuine antique print over 180 years old.