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Image number: RS.11821
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Goldfish

Date

1762

Creator

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

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Studies of freshwater goldfish. Figures 1-2 single and grouped studies of the fish. Figure 3 A-D magnified fish-scales. Figures 4-9 side views of individual fish, showing a variety of colours and markings at two years of age.

Plate 9 from Opuscula subseciva, observations miscellaneas de animalculis et plantis…Tom. II. Liber II, by Job Baster (Haarlem, 1765). The plate is inscribed above ‘TAB.IX’ and below ‘J..Rhodius del. et ad viv. pinxit. C.V.Noorde Sculp. 1762. N.B. De GOUDE-VISJES Fig.IV-IX waaren 2 Jaaren oud.’

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

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