Glass crabs

Description
This chalk drawing is by PH Gosse and was probably used as a teaching aid. It is annotated with the words ‘glass crabs’ which refers to the larval stage of certain species of crustacean. They are so named for their very transparent nature. It is similar to the line drawing of Phyllosoma commune on p146 of his book ‘A Manual of Marine Zoology for the British Isles’.
Accession Loan No.
809/1997/19
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
white, blue and green chalks on 2 sheets of paper painted black (one stuck down on top of the other)
Common Name
Glass crabs
Simple Name
drawing
Full Name
Glass crabs
Dimensions
image H 529 mm; image length 422 mm; total sheet H 611 mm; total sheet length 479 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
Glass crabs

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