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Botany for sale: the economics of empire

...the Great International Exhibitions in London in 1851 and 1862 and in Paris in 1855 and 1867. In addition to this he made a collection of his own. Even after...

Mantle ornament

This mantle ornament was created in 1855 by George Fishley. George established a long lasting dynasty of potters, opening a pottery at Fremington, North Devon in 1811. Over the decades...

Pachygnathus notops: mite

This species of aquatic mite was first described by Gosse in 1855, the same year this drawing was made....

Syllis longiseta: marine bristle worm

This pencil drawing was donated to the museum with a variety of drawings and watercolours by PH Gosse, and it is possible that this drawing can also be attributed to...

Dead Calm - Sunset at the Bight of Exmouth

Danby was interested in the special effects of nature and the poetic moods of landscape. The central tower was a pumping station on Brunel’s atmospheric railway -a short lived project...

Crithida thalassina: marine worm

Philip Henry Gosse was the first person to describe this species of marine bristle worm. It is possible that this drawing accompanied his description....

Turkish Crimea medal

This medal was awarded to George Roberts Shorto for his service during the Crimean war. This medal was awarded to British and allied troops by the Sultan of Turkey for...