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Reference numberPT/73/5/16
LevelItem
TitlePainting, fossilised ichthyosaur paddle and scapula by [William Clift]
Date1816
DescriptionPlate 15, figure 1 showing a fossilised ichthyosaur paddle and scapula. The painting is annotated lower left: 'Scale. Half an inch to an inch. The bones of the Paw a dull black, or brown. Ribs bluish black. The Clay slate colour.' Additionally, in pencil: 'To be reduced to 3/4 of an inch to an inch.' 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.

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.
Extent1p
FormatPainting
Physical descriptionInk wash on paper
Dimensions220x327mm
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
URLhttps://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-8629
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
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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