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Plate 10, figure 6 illlustrating what William Clift described as 'The two coronary bones and the terminal phalange or coffin-bone of the foot of the horse.' Fossil found at Oreston Quarry, near Plymouth in Devon [England]. Inscribed with publication and plate details and a pencil note, upper left: 'Page 11 Horse'. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso.

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/73/10/13
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, Painting, fossilised horse foot by [William Clift], 1822, PT/73/10/13, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_73_10_13/painting-fossilised-horse-foot-by-william-clift, accessed on 22 May 2024

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