Trying to make a joke about my governator’s 1994 film “Junior”…failing….

18 September 2008

I‘m not sure if I’ve ever explained this before, but the original idea behind the “bell jar” over there on the sidebar was to highlight an interesting/historic scientific illustration every week or so and provide some links to more information about the artist. Predictably, the periodicity has slipped to something more like semi-annual.

So it’s not surprising perhaps that Richard P. Nodder’s 94 year-old hippocampus finally spoiled.  So did the links, but I’ve recovered them so for the sake of posterity (whatever exactly that means in the brave new blog world of tattered hyperlinks and broken images):

A brief essay about and sample illustrations from the Zoological Miscellany (1814) written by William E. Leach and illustrated by Richard P. Nodder from King’s College.

The actual book itself from Google Books.

Visit Nodder’s old house on 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London!


Also, be sure to check out the de la Beche painting currently sitting the Bell Jar, it’s made with 200 million year-old ink so it should be pretty durable!

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