Dodo, 1848 artwork

Dodo, 1848 artwork

C015/4917 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), 19th-century artwork, with two other birds and an eel outlined. Roughly the size of a swan, the dodo was heavily-built and flightless. It was found on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and became extinct around 1681 following the arrival of humans. Its appearance is known only from contemporary sketches and artworks, as no intact skins survive. This artwork, based on the larger work 'Landscape with Birds' (1628) by Dutch painter Roelant Savery (1576-1639), was published in 'The Dodo and its Kindred' (1848). The 1628 original is held in the Belvedere in Vienna, Austria.

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

Keywords: 1, 1600s, 1628, 17th century, 1800s, 1848, 19th century, alexander gordon melville, animal, animal behaviour, artwork, austria, austrian, belvedere, biological, biology, bird, birds, book, british, cassowary, dodo, dutch, eel, english, europe, european, extinct, fauna, feeding, fish, flightless, heron, historical, history, hugh edwin strickland, illustration, indian ocean, mauritian, mauritius, nature, one, ornithological, ornithology, page, publication, raphus cucullatus, roelant savery, single, the dodo and its kindred, vienna, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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