Currant squirter

The currant squirter, or baked-bean sea squirt (Dendrodoa grossularia) is common on UK lower rocky shores. This chalk drawing by PH Gosse shows the organism’s developmental cycle with the adult form in the middle. Gosse illustrates this species on plate 34 of his book ‘A year at the shore’.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/31
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
coloured chalks on paper painted black
Common Name
Currant squirter
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Currant squirter
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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Currant squirter: Dendrodoa grossularia