Reference numberPT/73/9/22
TitlePaintings and drawing, fossilised teeth of rhinoceros and horse by [Mary Morland, William Clift, and Thomas Webster]
CreatorBuckland; Mary (1797-1857); née Morland; fossil collector; watercolourist
DescriptionPlate 21, figures 4-7 showing four views of fossilised teeth from a rhinoceros (figures 4-6) and a tooth from the upper jaw of a horse (figure 7) discovered at Kirkdale Cave, Yorkshire [England]. Figure 7 is pasted onto a main sheet for figures 4-6 with a pencilled instruction 'Both Higher' referring to figures 5 and 7. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked 'J Whatman 1814'. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyæna, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the continent' by William Buckland.

Read to the Royal Society on 21 February 1822.
Physical descriptionWatercolour and ink on paper
Dimensions238x280mm [irregular]
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0178
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1822.0017
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
NA8154Buckland; William (1784 - 1856); Dean of Westminster and geologist1784 - 1856
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