Rhizophora Tenby 1854: barrel jellyfish

This beautiful watercolour by Philip Henry Gosse depicts another jellyfish that can be found off UK coasts. The barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma octopus) is a seasonal visitor to our seas. An almost exact replica of this watercolour is present in ‘Tenby: A sea-side holiday’ plate I and a line drawing of this features in ‘A Manual of Marine Zoology for the British Isles’ p51.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
114/1920/21
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
watercolour and ink on paper
Common Name
Rhizophora Tenby 1854: barrel jellyfish
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Rhizophora Tenby 1854
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Date
1854
Production Person Initials
P H
Production Person Surname
Gosse
Production Year Low
1854
Production Year High
1854

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Rhizophora Tenby 1854: Rhizostoma octopus: barrel jellyfish