Freshwater hydra Charles John Bentinck
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Freshwater animal of the class hydrozoa, clinging to the side of a glass vessel. This creature, usually referred to as a 'polyp' was the subject of a major series of researches by the Swiss naturalist Abraham Trembley (1710-1784) whose work is cited in the letter accompanying this illustration. Figure pasted into a letter by the Honourable Charles Bentinck, the Hague, 15 September 1741, to Martin Folkes at the Duke of Richmond's, Whitehall, London. Charles Bentinck was the brother of Willem Bentinck (1704-1774) 1st Count Bentinck.
Original: ink on paper. 1741
- Image reference: RS-10392
- The Royal Society
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