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Image number: RS.12246
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Grey angelfish

Date

1831

Creator

Martin Schmeltz (active 1830s-1850s), Engraver

After

Jean-Charles Werner (1798-1856, French), Artist

Object type

Library reference

RCN 34834

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 235mm
width (print): 310mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Marine zoological study of the Grey angelfish Pomacanthus arcuatus (here styled Pomacanthus cingulatus) a fish native to the western Atlantic Ocean. Side view with a line detail of the fish’s scales.

Plate 185 from the book Histoire naturelles des poisons…tome 1-21…by Georges Cuvier and Achille Valenciennes (Paris, F.G. Levrault, 1828-1849).

Inscribed below ‘POMACANTHE à ceinture. POMACANTHUS cingulatus. n.’ and attributed ‘Werner del. Impe. de Langlois. Schmeltz sculp.’

Georges Cuvier (1773-1838), Baron Cuvier, French zoologist, was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1806.

Achille Valenciennes (1794-1865), French zoologist.

Associated place

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      > France