National Geographic : 1949 Apr
O National Geographic Society 511 Painting by A. It. Thomson, R. A. To Michael Faraday the World Owes Its Electric Lighting His discovery in 1831 of the induction of currents was the beginning of what has developed into one of the mightiest of modern industries. Through Sir Walter Lamb, Secretary of the Royal Academy of Arts, A. R. Thomson was engaged to paint the picture for the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE.