About this artwork

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.

Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann