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Portrait of Edmund Burke

‘Portrait of Edmund Burke’ by James Northcote, c. 1770-1780. This oil on canvas by Northcote depicts Burke in head and shoulders facing left to right. He wears a red coat...

Club

New Caledonian mushroom-headed club with trefoil in head section collected by Captain James Cook during his second voyage (September 1774) through the Pacific. These clubs offer a more practical fighting tool...

From Mr Surrell’s Gardens, Lympstone, Devon

Sensitively drawn, this pencil and sepia wash work by Flemish artist Hendrik Frans de Cort (1742-1810) was created in 1794. It depicts a typical English landscape with hills, fields and...

Mud snail, Helix octanfracta

Shells from George Montagu’s collection (syntypes). Montagu described this specimen as Helix octanfracta in Montagu G 1803. Testacea Britannica Part 2. p. 396–398, Tab. 11 fig. 8. For more information see...

Blind awlsnail, Cecilioides acicula

Shells from George Montagu’s collection (syntypes). Montagu described these specimens as Buccinum terrestre in Montagu G 1803. Testacea Britannica. Part 1. p. 248–250, Tab. 8 fig. 3 For more information see Oliver,...

Cartusian snail

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. These are likely to be the first specimens found of this species in the British Isles. Leach in Gray (1852) notes that Montagu had given...

Polar bear

Polar bears live near the Arctic circle and are the world largest carnivorous species to be found on land. They are a threatened species due to habitat decline and also...

Wandering snail

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. Moll4114, Moll4115, Moll4116 In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance...

White ramshorn snail

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance to the...

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