image lydekker r_royal natural history_v5_p522
Image number: RS.10845
Credit: © The Royal Society

‘Blue shark’

Date

c.1896

Creator - Organisation

After

Pierre Jacques Smit (1863-1960, Dutch), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 165mm
width (print): 255mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Underwater scene showing two specimens of blue shark (Prionace glauca) one pursuing a shoal of fish.

Plate facing p.522 in the book The royal natural history edited by Richard Lydekker...vol.5 (Frederick Warne, London 1896).

Signed lower right: ‘P J Smit’. Title appears below the image: ‘BLUE SHARK’.

Richard Lydekker (1849-1915) British naturalist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1894.

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