Reference numberPT/73/9/2
TitlePainting, fossilised rhinoceros horn by [William Clift]
DescriptionPlate 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 descriptionWatercolour on artists' paper
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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