Title: Skull of an ichthyosaur painted with fossil sepia

Creator: After Elizabeth Philpot

Description: The skull of an ichthyosaur, a large marine reptile. The specimen depicted in the sketch appears in a similar drawing in fossil sepia by Elizabeth Philpot which was sent to Mary Buckland (wife of William Buckland) in 1833. The specimen was from Philpot’s collection.

Presented to the Geological Society by Henry Thomas De la Beche, 25th March 1834.

Date: [1833-1834]

Format: Sketch painted with fossil sepia

Archive reference: LDGSL/642

Image reference: 03-09

Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)

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