A 19th century folk art souvenir picture of various seaweeds found along the northwest coast of England, all delicately arranged in a basket. With printed inscription beneath:
'Specimens of seaweeds and zoophites from the Isle of Man and New Brighton near Liverpool 1853'.
Very good condition
Sight: 7.25" x 9" (18cm x 23cm)
Frame: 9.75" x 11.5" ( 25cm x 29cm)
The word zoophite, known now as zoophyte, is an animal that resembles a plant such as a sea anemone. The term is no longer used in modern science.