Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.

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

Reference number: PT/73/9/32

Date: 01 January 1822


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
Earliest possible date
01 January 1822
Physical description
Ink wash on paper
Page extent
1 page

Creator names

William Clift

View page for William Clift

Everard Home

View page for Everard Home

Use this record


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,, accessed on 23 May 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="" title="Painting, New Georgia seal skull by Wm [William] Clift" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Philosophical Transactions

    Dates: 1802-1865

    The 'Philosophical Transactions' collection comprises manuscript versions of papers published in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world’s first and longest continuously running journal dedicated to science.

    View collection