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Image number: RS.10607
Credit: ©artist's estate

Monkey orchid [Orchis simia]

Date

1915

Creator

Thomas Alan Stephenson (1898-1961, British), Marine biologist

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 375mm
width (painting): 245mm
height (frame): 500mm
width (frame): 374mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant
      > flower

Description

Botanical study of the monkey orchid Orchis simian showing the whole plant from bulb to flower.

Inscribed lower left in ink: ‘Orchis Simia from nr. Paris 3.VI.15. by T.A.Stephenson.’

Thomas Alan Stephenson was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1951

Object history

Bequeathed by Professor G.E. (Tony) Fogg FRS, received June 2005.

Associated place