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Gunnel fish

Date

ca.1685-1686

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 36mm
width (painting): 107mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Side view of the Gunnel, Pholis gunnellus. Reversed image [and therefore either an original illustration for, or copy of the original from] De Historia Piscium, by Francis Willughby and John Ray (Oxford, 1686) plate 39 figure 3, where it is styled the Butterfish, Gunnellus Cornubiensium. Inscribed above: “a gunnel”. Not signed.