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Painting, New Georgia seal skull by Wm [William] Clift

Reference number: PT/73/9/32

Date: 01 January 1822

Description

Plate 29 showing a side view of the skull of a seal preserved in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons. The animal was 'brought by Mr Kearn, in a Whaler, from New Georgia [Solomon Islands], near the ice towards the South Pole'. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed and inscribed lower left 'Wm. Clift delin. 1822. Scale. Half an Inch to an Inch.' Royal Society stamp verso. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Zoology / Anatomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the difference in the appearance of the teeth and the shape of the skull in different species of seals' by Everard Home.

Read to the Royal Society on 28 February 1822.

Reference number
PT/73/9/32
Earliest possible date
01 January 1822
Physical description
Ink wash on paper
Page extent
1 page
Format
Painting

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William Clift

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Everard Home

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William Clift, Everard Home, Painting, New Georgia seal skull by Wm [William] Clift, 01 January 1822, PT/73/9/32, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_73_9_32/painting-new-georgia-seal-skull-by-wm-william-clift, accessed on 23 May 2024

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