Caryophyllia section

This drawing by PH Gosse shows the Devonshire cup coral (Caryophyllia smithii) from above and in cross section. This matches line drawings in two of Gosse’s publications - ‘A naturalists rambles on the Devonshire coast’ plate 5 and ‘Actinologia Britannica the British Sea Anemones and Corals’ page 310.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/30
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
coloured chalks and white gouache on paper painted black
Common Name
Caryophyllia section
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Caryophyllia section
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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Caryophyllia section