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Image number: RS.11813
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Sea anemone

Date

1761

Creator

J Rhodius (fl. 1760s, Dutch), Illustrator

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 210mm
width (print): 405mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Marine zoological studies of a sea anemones, possibly the Beadlet anemone Actinia equine. Figures 1-4 showing the stages of the anemone during opening and closing.

Plate 13 from Opuscula subseciva, observations miscellaneas de animalculis et plantis…Liber tertius, by Job Baster (Haarlem, 1761). The plate is inscribed above: ‘TAB XIII’ and below: ‘J. Rhodius ad viv. pinxit.’

Job Baster (1711-1775) Dutch physician and naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1738.

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