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Cerebellum of the Squalus maximus [Basking shark]

Date

1813

Creator

John Howship (1781-1841, British), Surgeon

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 197mm
width (painting): 260mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Plate 19 from the paper "Additions to an account of the anatomy of the Squalus maximus, contained in a former paper; with observations on the structure of the branchial artery", by Everard Home, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.103 (1813), pp.227-241. From an original specimen caught at Brighton and brought to London for dissection in December 1812. Side view of the cerebellum, tubercula quadrigemina and nerves of the brain. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed "J. Howship. delt." Royal Society stamp verso.

Object history

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

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