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Image number: RS.10608
Credit: ©artist's estate

Sea campion [Silene maritima]

Date

1917

Creator

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

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 315mm
width (painting): 245mm
height (frame): 430mm
width (frame): 360mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant
      > flower

Description

Botanical study of three flowers of the Sea campion Silene maritima, presented with trompe-l'œil shadowing effect.

Signed and dated below in white watercolour ‘T.A.Stephenson 16.5.17’.

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