image MS_68_009
Image number: RS.17196
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Calligraphy and four fish

Date

17th century

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p9

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 242mm
width (page): 324mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish
nature

Description

Image of four fish with very small writing on the page.

A calligraphic sample book, presumably compiled to demonstrate the skills of the unknown artist. Contains samples of writing and drawing styles, including some fine natural history drawings of freshwater animals.

Fol. 2: illustrations of four types of freshwater fish: barbel (top), pike (bottom), bream (left) and gudgeon (right). With outer and inner borders of very small and patterned calligraphy.

The presentation is noted in a meeting of the Royal Society of 26 February 1700/1: 'Mr Owen was permitted to be present. He presented a fine piece of writing in a book done on Vellum at Dantzick [Gdansk, Poland]. He was thanked for it' (JBO/10/212).

Object history

26 February 1701, 'Mr Owen was permitted to be present. He presented a fine piece of writing in a book done on Vellum at Dantzick. He was thanked for it' (JBO/10/212).

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > Poland