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This drawing in white and coloured chalks on paper painted black by Philip Henry Gosse depicts a series of illustrated forms including a cross section of sea flowers.

Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) was a zoologist who drew illustrations of the natural world, and he is most especially known for his book and illustrations of aquariums and sea life. His books were a part of the Victorian interest into the natural world. Gosse spent his later life in St Marychurch, South Devon. The museum has many of his scale drawings of sea life, some of which relate directly to his publications.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/41
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
white chalk on paper painted black
Common Name
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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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