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Image number: RS.12247
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Paradise fish

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

Freshwater zoological study of the Paradise fish Macrododus opercularis (here styled Macropoduc venustus) a fish native to Asia, including Korea and Vietnam. Side view with two line details, one of the head and a sectional view of the fish.

Plate 197 from the book Histoire naturelles des poisons…tome 1-21…by Georges Cuvier and Achille Valenciennes (Paris, F.G. Levrault, 1828-1849).

Inscribed below ‘LE BEAU macropode. MACROPODUS venustus. 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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   > Europe
      > France