Untitled: anemone: coral

Description
This chalk drawing by PH Gosse shows the detail of the stinging cells of several anemones and corals. Sagartia was a genus of anemone that Gosse himself first described in 1855 (bottom right). Caryophyllia, Corynactis and Bunodes are genera of stony coral that closely resemble anemones.
Accession Loan No.
809/1997/18
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
white chalk on paper painted black
Common Name
Untitled: anemone: coral
Simple Name
drawing
Full Name
Untitled: Hydra: Bunodes: Caraphylla: Sagartia: Corynactis: anemone: coral
Dimensions
image H 575 mm; image length 435 mm; total sheet H 607 mm; total sheet length 468 mm
Production Person Surname
Gosse
Production Person Initials
Philip Henry
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Year Low
1850
Production Year High
1880
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
Hydra, Bunodes, Caraphylla, Sagartia, Corynactis

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