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Painting, hyena jaw by [Thomas Webster?]

Reference number: PT/73/9/16

Date: 1822


Plate 18, figure 1 showing an outside view of the right lower jaw of a Cape [Cape of Good Hope] hyaena [hyena]. Faint pencil inscription below,'? cape Hyaena 1/4 smaller than a fossil one:..1/9 Cuvier.' The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mills 1819'. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyæna, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the continent' by William Buckland.

Read to the Royal Society on 21 February 1822.

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