Fossil rhinoceros skull by William Clift

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Fossil rhinoceros skull
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
Size of image:
30.5 x 21.2 cm
Frame: Unframed
Availability Ready to print

Image Details

Title:
Fossil rhinoceros skull
Artist:
William Clift
Product code:
RS-8710
Edition type:
Open edition
Copyright:
© The Royal Society

About

Plate 3 from the paper "On a new species of Rhinoceros found in the interior of Africa, the skull of which bears a close resemblance to that found in a fossil state in Siberia and other countries", by Everard Home, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.112 (1822), pp.38-45. According to Home's text, this painting was made from a cast of the fossil specimen, sent by the Tsar of Russia to Sir Joseph Banks and deposited in the British Museum. However the plate note attributes it to a skull in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details and lower left "Scale 3 Inches to a Foot". Signed lower left "W.H. Clift del."

Original: ink on paper. 1821

The Artist: William Clift

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