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    Image number: RS.9388
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    Lumpfish

    Date
    ca.1685-1686
    Creator
    Henry Hunt (British) , Artist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    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.
    Related fellows
    Francis Willughby (1635 - 1672, British) , Naturalist
    John Ray (1627 - 1705, British) , Naturalist
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