|Title||Painting, fossilised rhinoceros horn by [William Clift]|
|Description||Plate 2, figure 2 showing a fossilised rhinoceros horn. This fossil horn is a 42-inch specimen from the British Museum's collections. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Variously annotated, lower left in pencil '3 feet 6 inches long' repeated in ink; lower right in ink 'Scale, 3 Inches to 1 Foot' and in pencil 'Reduce to 2 inches to a foot'. Not signed. 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' paper|
|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|