Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 1761 - 1832. Geologist
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Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 1761 - 1832. Geologist 1785
  • Scottish Art
The high forehead and inquisitive eyes suggest the many talents of this clever young man . Hall, a pioneer of geology, then a young and controversial scientist, spent three years touring Europe, investigating the rock formations of the Alps and Apennines and studying volcanoes in Italy. This sympathetic portrait was painted in Rome by one of the city's most fashionable artists.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2990
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 60.50 x 49.50 cm (framed: 74.00 x 63.00 x 6.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund 1995