|Title||Painting, fossilised ichthyosaur vertebra by [William Clift]|
|Description||Plate 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'.|
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 description||Ink wash on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0045|
|Related records in the catalogue||PT/10/22|
|URL description||Digital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA7491||Clift; William (1775 - 1849); museum curator and scientific illustrator||1775 - 1849|
|NA8154||Buckland; William (1784 - 1856); Dean of Westminster and geologist||1784 - 1856|
|NA4668||Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon||1756 - 1832|