Reference numberPT/73/9/31
TitlePainting, Orkney seal skull by Willm [William] Clift
DescriptionPlate 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 descriptionWatercolour on artists' board
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0181
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1822.0019
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
NA7714Hunter; John (1728 - 1793); anatomist and surgeon1728 - 1793
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