image lydekker r_royal natural history_v6_p501
Image number: RS.10851
Credit: © The Royal Society

‘Sea anemones’

Date

c.1896

Creator - Organisation

After

Comingio Merculiano (1845-1915, Italian), Artist
Giacomo Merculiano (1859-1935, Italian), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Marine landscape with twenty-two varieties of sea-anemone and other creatures, including a hermit crab.

Plate facing p.501 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 animal insect with numbered captions. Signed lower left: ‘Merculiano pinx.’. Title appears below the image: ‘SEA ANEMONES’.

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

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