|Title||Painting, fossilised rhinoceros skull by W H [William Home] Clift|
|Description||Plate 3 showing a fossilised rhinoceros skull. According to Everard Home's text, this painting was made from a cast of the fossil specimen sent by the Tsar of Russia to Sir Joseph Banks and deposited in the British Museum. However, the plate note attributes it to a skull in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris [France]. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details and lower left 'Scale 3 Inches to a Foot'. Signed lower left 'W.H. Clift del.' 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||Ink wash 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|
|NA8116||Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist||1744 - 1820|
|NA4668||Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon||1756 - 1832|