|Title||Painting, rhinoceros skull by W [William] Clift|
|Date||27 August 1821|
|Description||Plate 2, figure 1 showing a rhinoceros skull. This specimen [of white rhinoceros?] was brought from Africa by John Campbell (1766-1840) of the London Missionary Society and deposited in their Museum in Old Jewry [London]. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Variously annotated, above in pencil 'NB A x B to be on the same plate' and lower left in ink '2 inches to a Foot' followed in pencil by 'Reduce it to 1 1/2 In to a foot'. Signed lower right 'W. Clift del. Aug 27. 1821.' Royal Society stamp verso. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.|
Subject: Zoology / Palaeontology
Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On a new species of Rhinoceros found in the interior of Africa, the skull of which bears a close resemblance to that found in a fossil state in Siberia and other countries' by Everard Home.
Read to the Royal Society on 13 December 1821.
|Physical description||Watercolour on artists' board|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0169|
|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|
|NA4668||Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon||1756 - 1832|