Graphic Illustrations Of Animals. Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death.The Swan, Goose And Duck.
Published by Thomas Varty, Adelaide St. Strand. [n.d., c.1850.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 355 x 415mm. 14 x 16¼". Vertical centrefold as normal.
A central illustration of these birds is surrounded by eight vignette scenes depicting their commercial uses and relationship to man, in life and death (each captioned). Plate to 'Graphic Illustrations Of Animals', illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807 - ?1889), artist and sculptor of natural history subjects. In 1852 he was appointed director of the fossil department at the Crystal Palace, where he worked with Richard Owen on the famous models of dinosaurs and other extinct lifeforms. Numbered 'Pl. 12.' upper right.
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