Sir James Hall, Scottish chemist and geologist, late 18th century.

Kauffman, Angelica

 
Sir James Hall, Scottish chemist and geologist, late 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Oil painting by Angelica Kauffman of Sir James Hall (1761-1832), 4th Baronet of Dunglas. Hall discovered that by heating calcium carbonate under presure a rock substance similar to marble is formed. His work on the creation of rocks also proved that igneous rocks in Scotland had been produced under heat.

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