[Sir Richard Owen.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters on india laid paper, 660 x 460mm. 26 x 18".
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), naturalist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. His right hand rests on a dinosaur skull. From the mid 1830s the leading British comparative anatomist; one of the most formidable opponents of evolutionary theories, which he disputed with Huxley. He was superintendent of the Natural History Department of the British Museum, and designed new natural history galleries at South Kensington. After Henry Jones Thaddeus.
Wellcome: 2197-15. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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