Ref NoLDGSL/56/1/5/3
TitleLithograph, 'Remains of Felis spelaea found in the cave of Gailenreuth by Sir Philip Grey Egerton'
DateJul 1829
LevelItem
Extent1 item
FormatPhotograph/drawing/painting/print
DescriptionLithograph, 'Remains of Felis spelaea [cave lion] found in the cave of Gailenreuth by Sir Philip Grey Egerton', by George Scharf and printed by Charles Hullmandel, July 1829.
ProvenancePresented to the Society by Sir Philip Grey Egerton, 16 March 1830. (TGS)
ArrangementOn original catalogue card, the archivist has indicated that the print was intended for the second volume of William Buckland's 'Reliquiae Diluvianae', but there is nothing on the image to indicate this other than it being by the same artist and printer. Unlike the other prints in this series, there is a reference to its donation by Egerton. Additionally there is a record in the 'Proceedings...' of 1834 of Buckland reading a communication from Egerton entitled 'On the ossiferous caves of the Hartz and Franconia" with plans for a published paper on the subject - see: GSL/COM/P/4/2/60. However, the original Museum arrangement had all the images in this series together, therefore the print is included with the others.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
LanguageEnglish
ArchNoteDescription by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameSCHARF | George Johann | 1788-1860 | draughtsman and lithographer
SubjectCave deposits
Cave environment
Creodonta
Carnivora
TermExtinct animals
Caves
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/93EGERTON; Sir; Philip de Malpas Grey (1806-1881); tenth baronet; palaeontologist and politician1806-1881
DS/UK/417SCHARF; George Johann (1788-1860); draughtsman and lithographer1788-1860
DS/UK/11BUCKLAND; William (1784-1856); geologist and dean of Westminster1784-1856
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