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Ichthyosaur and plesiosaur
Marine landscape with extinct ocean-dwelling reptiles from the Jurassic period.
Plate 15 from the book The world before the deluge, by Louis Figuier, newly edited and revised by H. W. Bristow (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, London, 1872).
Signed within the plate, ‘RIOU’ lower left and an illegible signature lower right. The image is numbered and captioned below: ‘XV. – Ideal scene of the Lias with Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus.’
The accompanying text (pp.219-233) commences with a description of the discoveries of the (unnamed) Mary Anning (1799-1847) – ‘In 1811 a country girl, who made her precarious living by picking up fossils for which the neighbourhood was famous, was pursuing her avocation, hammer in hand, when she perceived some bones projecting a little out of a cliff…In this manner was the first of these monster brought to light’.
Unknown artist, after Édouard Riou (1833 - 1900, French), Illustrator.
- Image reference: RS-19914
- ©The Royal Society
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