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Image number: RS.9388
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Lumpfish

Date

ca.1685-1686

Creator

Henry Hunt (d.1713, British), Artist

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 245mm
width (painting): 365mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Side view of the Lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus. Reversed image [and therefore an original illustration for] De Historia Piscium, by Francis Willughby and John Ray (Oxford, 1686) plate 98 where it is styled “Lumpus Anglorum”. This version is inscribed “Lumpus Anglorum HHT. ad vivum delin.” Not dated.