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Painting, 'A longitudinal section of the caverns lately discovered in the breakwater quarries at Oreston' by W C [William Clift]

Reference number: PT/73/10/7

Date: 12 August 1822

Description

Plate 6 showing a section of the caves at Oreston, near Plymouth, Devon [England], the site of excavations for palaeolithic remains visited by William Buckland and other contemporary scientists. The work has the heading 'Sketch No. 1. A longitudinal section of the caverns lately discovered in the breakwater quarries at Oreston.' There is an inset reference key and various explanatory captions. The work has a scale, below, of 1 inch to 10 feet. Inscribed with publication and plate details and a pencil note upper right 'To be reduced to usual size'. Inscribed and initialled in ink lower right 'Oreston Quarries Augt. 12th 1822 W.C.' 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/73/10/7
Earliest possible date
12 August 1822
Physical description
Watercolour and ink on paper
Page extent
1 page
Format
Watercolour

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William Clift

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Joseph Whidbey

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William Clift, Joseph Whidbey, Painting, 'A longitudinal section of the caverns lately discovered in the breakwater quarries at Oreston' by W C [William Clift], 12 August 1822, PT/73/10/7, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_73_10_7/painting-a-longitudinal-section-of-the-caverns-lately-discovered-in-the-breakwater-quarries-at-oreston-by-w-c-william-clift, accessed on 23 May 2024

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