Abraham Trembley and pupils collecting hydra Jacobus van der Schley
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Abraham Trembley and pupils collecting hydra
Landscape view showing the naturalist Abraham Trembley collecting specimens from a moat or canal, using a net. His two pupils, the sons of Count Willem Bentinck (1704-1774) sit beside him with a dog behind. The water feature is within a waled and tree-lined garden at Zorgvlied near the Hague in the Netherlands. Vignette from Memoires pour server a l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce...by Abraham Trembley (Leiden, 1744), p.149. The plate is inscribed: "C.Pronck del. ad viv. 1744. J. V. Schley sculp." The Swiss natural historian Abraham Trembley (1710-1784) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1743.
Original: copperplate engraving. 1744
- Image reference: RS-10519
- The Royal Society
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