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Gideon Mantell (1790–1852)

Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Mantell is painted at half-length in a black coat and waistcoat with a white shirt and high stock collar. He is clean-shaven with long side-whiskers. Behind, to the viewer’s right, displayed on a cushion, are a large fossil and a smaller bone: apparently the thigh bones of Iguandon and a modern iguana.

The Royal Society

London


Date

1837

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm

Accession number

RS.9552

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Walter Mantell, 1859

Work type

Painting


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The Royal Society

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