Untitled: various annelid worms

This drawing by PH Gosse depicts 3 different annelid (segmented) worms. The upper worm is of the genus Syllis and is a marine bristle worm. Beneath this the earthworm is shown emerging from its egg capsule. The lower 3 drawings are of a leech of the genus Pontobdella.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/40
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
coloured chalks on paper painted black
Common Name
untitled: various annelid worms
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Pontobdella and earthworm
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: various annelid worms