image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_plate 13
Image number: RS.13509
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Golden tench

Date

1879

Creator

Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893, British), Engraver

After

A. F. Lydon (1836-1917, British), Draughtsman

Object type

Library reference

RCN45159

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 270mm
width (page): 367mm

Subject

Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Zoological study of the Golden tench Tinca tinca a domestically bred variety of the wild tench. Side view showing the freshwater fish caught and displayed on grassy ground with a lake or pond behind.

Plate 13 from the book British fresh-water fishes by W. Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘GOLDEN TENCH.’

The accompanying text states that: ‘The specimen figured, which weighted one pound, was given to me by Mr. Masefield, who has set apart one of the ponds at Ellerton Hall for the breeding of these fish.’

William Houghton (1828-1895) British naturalist and clergyman, was a Fellow of the Linnean Society.

Associated place

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      > United Kingdom