Asplanchna: Rotifer

This chalk drawing by PH Gosse depicts a species of rotifer or ‘wheel animal’ that is found in our oceans. PH Gosse wrote a book with CT Hudson titled ‘'The Rotifera or Wheel-Animalcules’’. This drawing was probably used as a teaching aid.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/55
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
coloured chalks and white gouache on paper painted black
Common Name
Asplanchna: Rotifer
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Asplanchna
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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Asplanchna: Rotifer