|Title||Painting, Orkney seal skull by Willm [William] Clift|
|Description||Plate 28 showing a side view of the seal skull half-resting on a book. The animal, of at least thirty years of age, was shot near the Orkney Islands [Scotland] and the skeleton presented to John Hunter. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed and inscribed lower left 'Willm. Clift delineavit 1803. Natural Size'. Royal Society stamp verso. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.|
Subject: Zoology / Anatomy
Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the difference in the appearance of the teeth and the shape of the skull in different species of seals' by Everard Home.
Read to the Royal Society on 28 February 1822.
|Physical description||Watercolour on artists' board|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0181|
|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|
|NA7714||Hunter; John (1728 - 1793); anatomist and surgeon||1728 - 1793|