NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
This satirical cartoon by Henry T De la Beche, from 1832, depicts the light of science dispelling the darkness which covered the world. It shows Lady Murchinson, wife of the Scottish geologist Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871) holding the torch.
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