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Plate 8, figures 2-3 showing two views of what Clift described as 'part of the lower jaw of a young wolf, in a diseased state from abscess.' Figure 2 inside view. Figure 3 exterior view. Found at Oreston Quarry, near Plymouth in Devon [England]. Inscribed with publication and plate details and pencil notes upper left 'Page 8 Young Wolf' and lower left [apparently in error] 'Fig 2. Outside view Fig 3 Inside view.' Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked 'J Whatman 1818'.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On some fossil bones discovered in caverns in the limestone quarries of Oreston' by Joseph Whidbey.

Read to the Royal Society on 6 February 1823.

Reference number
PT/73/10/10
Earliest possible date
1822
Physical description
Ink wash on paper
Page extent
1 page
Format
Painting

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William Clift

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Joseph Whidbey

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William Clift, Joseph Whidbey, Paintings, fossilised wolf jawbone by [William Clift], 1822, PT/73/10/10, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_73_10_10/paintings-fossilised-wolf-jawbone-by-william-clift, accessed on 18 April 2024

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