Shore crab: Carcinus

This illustration by PH Gosse was probably used as a teaching aid. It shows enlarged drawings of the common shore crab’s sensory organs - antenna (left) and antennule (right).

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/22
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
coloured chalks and white gouache on paper painted black
Common Name
Shore crab: Carcinus
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Shore crab; Carcinus; Smell, Hearing
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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Shore crab: Carcinus