Graphic Illustrations Of Animals. Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life, And Uses After Death.The Hare And Rabbit.
London Published by Thomas Varty. Adelaide Street Strand. [n.d., c.1850.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 420mm. 14 x 16½". Vertical centrefold as normal.
A central illustration of two rabbits and a hare is surrounded by nine vignette scenes depicting those animals' 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. 14.' upper right.
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