Reference numberPT/73/9/32
TitlePainting, New Georgia seal skull by Wm [William] Clift
DescriptionPlate 29 showing a side view of the skull of a seal preserved in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons. The animal was 'brought by Mr Kearn, in a Whaler, from New Georgia [Solomon Islands], near the ice towards the South Pole'. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed and inscribed lower left 'Wm. Clift delin. 1822. Scale. Half an Inch to an Inch.' 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 descriptionInk wash on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
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
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