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
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Poland
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17198
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