Untitled: anemone: coral

This chalk drawing by PH Gosse shows the detail of the stinging cells of several anemones and corals. Sagartia was a genus of anemone that Gosse himself first described in 1855 (bottom right). Caryophyllia, Corynactis and Bunodes are genera of stony coral that closely resemble anemones.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/18
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
white chalk on paper painted black
Common Name
Untitled: anemone: coral
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Hydra, Bunodes, Caraphylla, Sagartia, Corynactis
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: Hydra: Bunodes: Caraphylla: Sagartia: Corynactis: anemone: coral