Sea anemone [Actinia] Anonymous

Sea anemone [Actinia] by Anonymous

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Sea anemone [Actinia]

Plate 11 figures 1-2 from the paper "Description of a new marine animal...", by Everard Home and John Hunter, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.75 (1785), pp.333-345. Two figures of a marine animal [sea-anemone?] found washed ashore near Charles Fort, close to Bridgetown Barbados after a hurricane. Everard Home FRS (1756-1832) sent a specimen to John Hunter FRS (1728-1793) which is illustrated here. Figure 1 shows the whole animal preserved in spirits after death. Figure 2 shows the animal in the sea, its feeding filters expanding in search of food and its body lodged within a "brain-stone" Figure numbers and key letters on a tissue overlay. Not signed.

Original: ink on paper. 1785

  • Image reference: RS-9815

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