image MS_131_78
Image number: RS.16406
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Hyena at the Tower of London

Date

1696

Creator

Henry Hunt (d.1713, British), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p78

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 195mm
width (paper): 310mm

Description

Profile view of a hyena at the Tower of London by Henry Hunt. This was presented by Henry Hunt, the Royal Society's operator, at its meeting on 14 October 1696. It was ordered to be printed in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society with a further description of it. Nothing further is heard about the paper on the hyena.

Transcription

The Hyaena kept in the Tower of London. H.NT advi.[vum] delin.
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

14 October 1696: 'Mr Hunt brought the Picture of the Animal in the Tower called Hyaena, it was orderd to be laid up and a farther account got of it, and a figure with an account of it to be given in the Transactions' (JBC/9/1).