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Image number: RS.8574
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Stomachs of viper, frog, turtle and blue shark

Date

1807

Creator

William Clift (1775-1849, British), Illustrator

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 233mm
width (painting): 314mm

Subject

Biology
   > Anatomy
Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Plate 13, from the paper "Observations on the structure of the stomachs of different animals...", by Everard Home, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.97 (1807), pp.139-179.

Figure 1. The stomach of a viper laid open to show its internal surface. The work is inscribed above "Viper." Not signed.

Figure 3. The stomach of a frog exposing one half of its cavity. The work is inscribed below "Frog." Not signed.

Figures 2 and 4. The stomach of a turtle exposing one half of its cavity; and a longitudinal section of the stomach of the blue shark caught at Hastings and purchased by Colonel Bothwell of the Scotch Greys. The work is inscribed with the plate number. Not signed. Several pencil inscriptions on scale have been wholly or in part erased. Royal Society stamp verso.

Object history

An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

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