Untitled: crab developmental stages

This chalk drawing by PH Gosse shows 3 of the developmental stages of the common shore crab (Carcinus meanas): zoea (left), megalopa (right) and grapsoid (bottom). Line drawings of these stages can be found in his book ‘Evenings at the Microscope’ on pages 183, 185 and 187.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/32
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
white chalk on paper painted black
Common Name
untitled: crab developmental stages
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: crab developmental stages