1820-1830 Early Geologist fossil cartoon

1820-1830 Early Geologist fossil cartoon

C011/0892 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 4.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An unrecorded, possibly unique print by 'E.S - F.G.S' (Fellow of Geological Society) in mezzotint style with contemporary hand colouring and ink inscription. The inscription, after Shakespeare, ends " art thou but, The mammoth of my dreams". The fact that the dream is populated by two of the earliest prehistoric 'monsters' to be discovered - the mammoth and pterodactyl, hints to an early date, perhaps before the discovery of Megalosaurus in 1824. The naming of Pterodactylus antiquus as Ornithocephalus longirostris is after Cuvier 1819. The mammoth is shown with the mistakenly assumed downward pointing tusks of the earliest reconstructions by Rembrandt Peale 1803.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 19th century, antiquus, artwork, buckland, caricature, cartoon, colour, dream, early, geological, geologist, geology, georgian, greenough, human, illustration, longirostric, mammoth, mastodon, mistake, monster, ornithocephalus, peale, people, person, prehistoric, pterodactyl, pterodactylus, pterosaur, reconstruction, rembrandt, society, tusk

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.