Seated portrait of geologist Charles Lyell, looking out the the frame of the photograph, elbow resting on a table on which three books are present. Draping at the back, drapery on the table.
Printed below the image: â€œMayall, Photo. London & Brighton".
Albumen carte-de-visite format, for which John Jabez Edwin Mayall is famous for. Mayall studios produced a large volumes of cartes per year.