Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 4. Domestic Fowl.
Published by Thomas Varty, 31, Strand, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine original hand coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 415mm. 14¼ x 16¼". Vertical centrefold as normal. Mint
A central illustration of a rooster, hens & chicks, surrounded by nine vignette scenes of the uses of their products, including feathers for hats, pillows and shuttlecocks. Drawn 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.
[Ref: 13280] £160.00