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Painting, fossilised hyena jaw by [William Clift]

Reference number: PT/73/10/16

Date: 1822

Description

Plate 12, figure 9 showing a fossilised hyaena [hyena] jaw. Inscribed in pencil: 'Page 14. Half of the lower jaw of a very large Hyaena'. Fossil found at Oreston Quarry, near Plymouth in Devon [England]. Inscribed with publication and plate details. 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/73/10/16
Earliest possible date
1822
Physical description
Ink wash on paper
Page extent
1 page
Format
Painting

Creator names

William Clift

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Joseph Whidbey

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William Clift, Joseph Whidbey, Painting, fossilised hyena jaw by [William Clift], 1822, PT/73/10/16, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_73_10_16/painting-fossilised-hyena-jaw-by-william-clift, accessed on 23 May 2024

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