Reference numberPT/73/5/15
TitlePainting, fossilised ichthyosaur vertebra by [William Clift]
DescriptionPlate 14 showing a fossilised ichthyosaur vertebra. The painting is annotated in pencil: 'Found at Lyme [Lyme Regis, Dorset, England]. The largest vertebra of this fish I have ever seen. This compared with the vertebra of Bullock's specimen shews the size which the animal occasionally attained.' The fossil was in the possession of William Buckland and collected by Mary Anning. The painting is inscribed above with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked 'J Whatman 1811'.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Some farther account of the fossil remains of an animal, of which a description was given to the Society in 1814' by Everard Home.

Read to the Royal Society on 13 June 1816.
Physical descriptionInk wash on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0045
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1816.0023
Related records in the cataloguePT/10/22
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7491Clift; William (1775 - 1849); museum curator and scientific illustrator1775 - 1849
NA8154Buckland; William (1784 - 1856); Dean of Westminster and geologist1784 - 1856
NA4668Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon1756 - 1832
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