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Image number: RS.17965
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Landscape at Selborne

Date

1853

Creator

George Pearson (b.1771, British), Engraver

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Dimensions

height (page): 187mm

Subject

Description

Woodland scene showing a country lane at Selborne, Hampshire, England, with Selborne church tower visible in the background. The lane is framed by trees and in the foreground is a representation of Gilbert White, using a walking stick or cane to point at a snake.

Frontispiece of the book The natural history and antiquities of Selborne…by Gilbert White…edited with notes by Sir William Jardine (Nathaniel Cooke, London, 1853).

The design incorporates the book’s title and is inscribed lower left ‘PEARSON Sc.’

Gilbert White (1720-1793) British naturalist, communicated several papers to the Royal Society, via Daines Barrington FRS.

Sir William Jardine, of Applegirth, seventh baronet (1800-1874) British naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1860.

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