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Image number: RS.9932
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‘Octopus violaceus’ [Violet blanket octopus]

Date

1848

Creator

Antoine Toussaint de Chazal (1793-1854, French), Printmaker

After

Jean Baptiste Verany (1800-1865, French), Naturalist

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height (print): 412mm
width (print): 275mm

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nature
   > animal

Description

Marine zoological study of the violet blanket octopus (Tremoctopus violenceus). The cephalopod is presented from above with an inset detail of the underside, including funnel, anus and gonads.

Plate 20 in the section “G.Poulpe” from the book Histoire naturelle generale et particuliere des cephalopodes acetabuliferes vivants et fossiles.., by André Étienne d'Audebert de Férussac (1786-1836) and Alcide Charles Victor Marie Dessalines d'Orbigny (1802-1857) (Paris, 1848). Various inscriptions, including below: “E. Blanchard ad Lapid. delin. Lith de Benard. O.Violaceus, Delle Chiaje.”

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