Untitled: mussel

This paper collage by PH Gosse shows the internal structures of a mussel (presumably Mytilus edulis). A similar line drawing appears in his book ‘Natural History: Mollusca’. We believe this collage may have been used as a teaching aid.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/11
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
paper collage in two parts on paper painted black
Common Name
untitled: mussel
Simple Name
drawing
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town

Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Person Initials
Philip Henry
Production Person Surname
Gosse
Production Year Low
1850
Production Year High
1880

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untitled: mussel: Mytilus edulis?