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Thaumantias Buskiana (Gosse): jellyfish

This pen and ink drawing of jellyfish is by Philip Henry Gosse. Gosse reproduced this drawing on plate 22 of his book ‘A Naturalist’s Rambles on the Devonshire Coast’....

Aequorea Forbesiana: jellyfish

This watercolour by PH Gosse depicts a jellyfish (Aequorea forbesiana) and features in his book ‘A Naturalist’s Rambles on the Devonshire Coast’ (plate 14) and ‘A Year at the Shore’...

Bellidia Huntii: shrimp

This attractive drawing was made by Philip Henry Gosse. It was drawn from life, possibly while kept in an aquarium. Gosse is famous for his books which detail how to...

Leech

This paper collage was probably used by PH Gosse as a teaching aid. It shows the mouthparts of a leech - the upper image also includes two pins used to...

Rosy feather star

This chalk drawing is very similar to plate 20 in Gosse’s book ‘A Year at the Shore’. It shows the rosy feather star (Antedon bifida bifida, formerly known as Comatula...

Halichondria sanguinea: sponge

This chalk drawing by PH Gosse was probably used as a teaching aid. It depicts a species of sponge, Halichondria sanguinea....

Plumose anemone

Enlarged drawing of the plumose anemone (Actinobola dianthus) as it appears when under water. This is one of the most beautiful of British sea anemones, and usually occurs attached to...

Untitled

This untitled and unannotated work is by PH Gosse. It was probably used as a teaching slide. Gosse primarily drew marine forms but we have been unable to identify the...