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1863 Huxley from Ape to Man evolution Featured Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Print

1863 Huxley from Ape to Man evolution

Ordered series of primate skeletons. The Frontis engraving by Waterhouse Hawkins from the first edition of Huxley's 1863 "Evidences as to Man's Place in Nature". In this book Huxley presented his evidence that man was descended from the apes. It was published in reaction to Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" 1859. Though this image is often interpreted as indicating a line of descent, it is more intended to show ordered variation in limb bones and posture as well as the clear skeletal similarities in the group. The image has been quoted as an inspiration for Rudolph Zalinger's famous Time-Life 1965 image "The Road to Homo Sapiens" (page 40-45, Nature Library Early Man). That iconic image has become known as "The March of Progress". The artist for this work, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, was famous for his pioneering dinosaur reconstructions but lectured against Darwinian evolution

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1862 Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs Featured Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Print

1862 Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs

Lithograph with later hand colouring combining two of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins' six wall posters "Waterhouse Hawkins Diagrams of the Extinct Animals" produced for the Department of Science and Art in 1862. It includes nearly all the dinosaurs known up to that date. From left 1 & 2 Iguanodon, 3 Hylaeosaurus, 4&5 Megalosaurus. On cliffs in background are pterosaurs (not dnosaurs). In 1855 Waterhouse Hawkins produced lifesize reconstructions, with the scientific help of Richard Owen, for the gardens of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham. When that project was curtailed he continued to use the designs for artwork such as this, also producing scale models of the sculptures for sale. Later he travelled to the USA where he began work on a similar project in New York's Central Park using more complete skeletal remains of dinosaurs recently discovered there. Sadly that project was never completed

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Lama glama, llama Featured Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Print

Lama glama, llama

Llama. Llama Glama, July 23 1884. Hand coloured lithograph of a drawing by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins from Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall; Hoofed Quadrupeds, 1850, by John Edward Gray. Date

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

1800 1875, 19th Century, Adult, Agriculture, Animal, Animals, Artiodactyl, Artiodactyla, Breed, Breeding, Camelidae, Captivity, Day, Day Time, Daytime, Domestic, Drawing, Epitheria, Eutheria, Even Toed Ungulate, Farming, Gleanings, Gray, Group, Habitat, Herbivore, Herd, Hoofed, Illustration, John Edward