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Paintings, sexual organs of the female Ornithorhynchus [platypus] by Richd [Richard] Owen

Reference number: PT/73/15/22

Date: 1832

Description

Plate 15, figures 1-2 showing the sexual organs of the Ornithorhynchus [platypus], as well as the bladder, rectum, and mammary glands. Inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed in pencil bottom left 'Richd Owen del'. A pencil inscription bottom right reads 'Jas [James] Basire sc.' A faint pencil inscription verso reads 'Owen'.

Subject: Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the mammary glands of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus' by Richard Owen.

Read to the Royal Society on 21 June 1832.

Reference number
PT/73/15/22
Earliest possible date
1832
Physical description
Watercolour on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Painting

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Richard Owen

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Richard Owen, Paintings, sexual organs of the female Ornithorhynchus [platypus] by Richd [Richard] Owen, 1832, PT/73/15/22, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_73_15_22/paintings-sexual-organs-of-the-female-ornithorhynchus-platypus-by-richd-richard-owen, accessed on 24 June 2024

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