Philip Henry Gosse and 'Seaside Pleasures'

Images related to the interlinked stories in my novel 'Seaside Pleasures' - shells, Philip Henry Gosse, shore classes, patterns in science and art, and the coast.
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Cilwendig Shell House; shell design by Blott Kerr-Wilson

the incredible Blott Kerr-Wilson, shell artist: Cilwendeg Shell House

From P H Gosse's 'Actinologia Britannica', 1860; Gosse stripped off and plunged into a pool at Ilfracombe to collect the 'scarlet and gold madrepore, Balanophyllia' ( a cup coral), on the right of the picture.His friend Rev Charles Kingsley found the species later at Lundy. (More in Ann Lingard's novel, Seaside Pleasures.)

From P H Gosse's 'Actinologia Britannica', Gosse stripped off and plunged…

A glass model by the Blaschkas of a cockle with foot extended, probably after Gosse's engraving in The Aquarium, 1854. "Sent to me .. by the Reverend Charles Kingsley were a posse of cockles."

A glass model by the Blaschkas of a cockle with foot extended, probably after Gosse's engraving in The Aquarium, "Sent to me . by the Reverend Charles Kingsley were a posse of cockles.

Sam Puckey's shell house, created circa 1940 in The Warren, Polperro, UK

an inventory and documentary of outsider art environments in Europe

Shell cornice, by Blott Kerr-Wilson; her favourite shells are mussel-shells. Read more, and see more images of mussels growing in the Solway Firth on http://www.solwayshorestories.co.uk/shore-stories/the-mussel-beds/

Shell cornice, by Blott Kerr-Wilson; her favourite shells are mussel-shells. Read more, and see more images of mussels growing in the Solway Firth on http://www.solwayshorestories.co.uk/shore-stories/the-mussel-beds/

An engraving from Gosse's 'Actinologia Britannica' (1860) showing Stomphia churchiae (found by Anne Church using a 'turbot dredge' in Loch Long) bottom left. Anne Church has been fictionalised as a character in Ann Lingard's novel 'Seaside Pleasures'

An engraving from Gosse's 'Actinologia Britannica' showing Stomphia churchiae (found by Anne Church using a 'turbot dredge' in Loch Long) bottom left. Anne Church has been fictionalised as a character in Ann Lingard's novel 'Seaside Pleasures'

From the Illustrated London News 1854; in 1853 PH Gosse helped set up 7 tanks or marine 'aquaria' at the Zoological Society of London. 'How picturesque, how beautiful, how strange, how fantastic, how luxuriant', the ILN enthused.

From the Illustrated London News 1854; in 1853 PH Gosse helped set up 7 tanks or marine 'aquaria' at the Zoological Society of London. 'How picturesque, how beautiful, how strange, how fantastic, how luxuriant', the ILN enthused.

Colour polymorphism in the periwinkle Littorina obtusata: citrina,aurantia, rubens and fusca - that inspired the artist Matt in Ann Lingard's novel 'Seaside Pleasures'. 'Lovely poetic names', see p99.

Colour polymorphism in the periwinkle Littorina obtusata: citrina,aurantia, rubens and fusca - that inspired the artist Matt in Ann Lingard's novel 'Seaside Pleasures'. 'Lovely poetic names', see

The Contarini building in Venice: compare with the wentletrap shell. Photo by Rachel Lackie

The Contarini building in Venice: compare with the wentletrap shell. Photo by Rachel Lackie

The common wentletrap (which can be found at Barricane Bay): see also image of the Contarini palace

APHOTOMARINE - Photographic Stock Image Library Page for Epitonium clathrus (Linnaeus, - Common wentletrap (Marine snail images).

Dredging off Weymouth Bay: from Gosse's 1854 'The Aquarium', perhaps with Jonah Fowler. "A clever fellow is Jone, and though only bred as a fisherman, he is quite an amateur naturalist."

Dredging off Weymouth Bay: from Gosse's 1854 'The Aquarium', perhaps with Jonah Fowler. "A clever fellow is Jone, and though only bred as a fisherman, he is quite an amateur naturalist.

'And thus we came to Barricane.' The shell beach in North Devon, from Gosse's 1853 'A Naturalist's Rambles on the Devonshire Coast' - where he found wentletraps, cowries, and 'guggies'

'And thus we came to Barricane.' The shell beach in North Devon, from Gosse's 1853 'A Naturalist's Rambles on the Devonshire Coast' - where he found wentletraps, cowries, and 'guggies'

A Blaschka glass model of Stomphia churchiae, from http://www.annlingard.com/writing/novels/seaside-pleasures. Photo by Chris Meechan

A Blaschka glass model of Stomphia churchiae, from http://www.annlingard.com/writing/novels/seaside-pleasures. Photo by Chris Meechan

'Seaside Pleasures', Ann Lingard. Littoralis Press 2003 and also as Kindle and ePub ebboks.

Littoralis Press 2003 and also as Kindle and ePub ebboks.

Glass sea-anemones made by the Blaschkas, based on P H Gosse's engravings

Glass sea-anemones made by the Blaschkas, based on P H Gosse's engravings

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