Record

Reference numberPT/73/9/32
LevelItem
TitlePainting, New Georgia seal skull by Wm [William] Clift
Date1822
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.
Extent1p
FormatPainting
Physical descriptionInk wash on paper
Dimensions202x286mm
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
URLhttps://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-8739
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7491Clift; William (1775 - 1849); museum curator and scientific illustrator1775 - 1849
NA4668Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon1756 - 1832
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView