'The Light of Science dispelling the Darknes...', 1832.
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Lithograph by Henry Thomas de la Beche, (1796-1855) titled; 'The Light of Science dispelling the Darknes which covered the World'. Allegorical illustration showing the figure of a woman wearing an elaborate hat, standing in clouds, shining a gas lamp on the world. Taken from a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton.