|Title||Painting, fossilised ichthyosaur paddle and scapula by [William Clift]|
|Description||Plate 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.|
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|