The Young Eland.Oreas Canna.
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 280 x 345mm (11 x 13½"). With a text page.
A large antelope of southern Africa, from 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park.' Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 30148] £350.00