image MS_68_013
Image number: RS.17198
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Lobster and Calligraphy

Date

17th century

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p13

Material

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

Description

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. 4: seven lines of text with letters staggered at the line centre. Accompanied by a freely drawn bird [a swan on water?] and an illustration of a crayfish or lobster.

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

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