Reference numberPT/73/8/12
TitlePainting, dugong skull and tusk by W H [William Home] Clift
DescriptionPlate 12 showing a side view of the skull of a dugong [Dugong dugon] with a section of the tusk, both from a Sumatran specimen provided by Thomas Stamford Raffles. With a copy figure of a dugong skull after Georges Cuvier. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed lower left 'W. H. Clift del.' Royal Society stamp verso.

Subject: Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the milk tusks, and organ of hearing of the Dugong' by Everard Home.

Read to the Royal Society on 13 April 1820.
Physical descriptionInk wash on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0125
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1820.0010
Related records in the cataloguePT/14/12
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
NA8191Cuvier; Georges (1769 - 1832)1769 - 1832
NA7464Raffles; Sir; Thomas Stamford Bingley (1781 - 1826)1781 - 1826
NA4668Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon1756 - 1832
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