Reference numberPT/73/9/1
TitlePainting, rhinoceros skull by W [William] Clift
Date27 August 1821
DescriptionPlate 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 descriptionWatercolour on artists' board
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0169
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1822.0006
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
NA4668Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon1756 - 1832
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