Title: Fossil sponge (Polypothecia agariciformis)
Creator: Etheldred Benett (1775-1845)
Description: Drawing of a fossil sponge taken from ‘Sketches of fossil Alcyonia from the Green Sand Formation at Warminster Common and the immediate vicinity of Warminster in Wiltshire’, by Etheldred Benett, 1816. (LDGSL/983)
Benett produced a number of copies of this volume, all of which contained hand drawn illustrations of fossil Alcyonia [sponges] made by her from her own collection. The Society was sent one copy, and another was given to George Bellas Greenough. This version belonged to Greenough.
Format: Ink drawing
Archive reference: LDGSL/983
Image reference: 04-14
Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)