image lydekker r_royal natural history_v6_p345
Image number: RS.10849
Credit: © The Royal Society

‘Land molluscs’

Date

c.1896

Creator - Organisation

After

H Morin (active late 19th century), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 225mm
width (print): 165mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Composite study of fifteen snails and slugs in undergrowth with fungi, wild strawberries and a log of wood. The molluscs include: the edible snail or escargot (Helix pomatia); the black slug (Arion empiricorum); and the grove snail (Cepaea nemoralis).

Plate facing p.345 in the book The royal natural history edited by Richard Lydekker...vol.6 (Frederick Warne, London 1896).

The plate has a tissue overlay to identify each insect with numbered captions. Signed lower left: ‘H Morin’. Title appears below the image: ‘LAND MOLLUSCS’.

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

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