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5219 x 3358 pixels
44.2 x 28.4 cm ⏐ 17.4 x 11.2 in (300dpi)
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Rattlesnake tail. Watercolour illustrating the internal anatomy and organs of a dissected rattlesnake. The artwork is by US artist and architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820). Latrobe moved to Philadelphia, USA, in around 1798, submitting papers to the American Philosophical Society describing his observations in geology and natural history. This artwork is part of a series that was previously attributed to Philadelphia-resident US botanist, naturalist and physician Benjamin Smith Barton (1766-1815), who published a memoir on the rattlesnake in 1796, and exhibited a set of drawings in 1802.
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