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November 2017

Wolf:Leopard and Panther. 1861. An original colour antique lithograph. 15" x 11" [NATHISp7493]
Leopards: Felis leopardis. The Panther from Malaysia and the Leopard from Morocco. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.

Joseph Wolf

Zoological Sketches, 1861

Joseph Wolf was one of the most accomplished natural history artists working in London during the mid-19th century. Wolf’s Zoological Sketches were commissioned by the Zoological Society of London and published in parts from 1856-67 to provide a record of the rare species living in the society’s Vivarium.

Wolf was particularly noted for his explorations of animals and birds in relation to environment and his treatment of his subject as distinct and individual rather than an exemplar of species or extension of human sentiment. He set his subjects within a natural habitat albeit romanticised for dramatic effect. These original colour lithographs are an enduring testament to a passionate and lyrical talent heralded by critics and colleagues alike as the ‘greatest living animal painter’.

 

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Wolf: Clouded Tiger (Clouded Leopard). 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 11 x 15". [NATHISp7495]
Clouded Tiger (Clouded Snow Leopared): Felis macroselis. Captured in Assam as a cub and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Hippopotamus. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7504]
Hippopotamus: Hippopotamus amphibius. Captured on the White Nile and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Tasmanian Tiger. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7506]
Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger). Thylacinus cynocephalus. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium. Extinct.
Wolf:  Ocelot. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7494]
Painted Ocelot: Felis picta. Captured in Central America and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf:  Crane. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7511]
Manchurian Crane. Grus montignesia. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Cheetah. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7498]
Cheetah: Felis jubata. Captured in South Africa and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Skunk. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7499]
Patagonian Skunk. Mephitis humboldtii. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Falcon. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 11" x 15". [NATHISp7513]
Greenland Falcon. Falcio greenlandicus. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Gazelle. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7502]
Persian Gazelle. Gazella subgutturusa. Male gazelle from Bussorah drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Anteater. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7505]
Great Anteater. Mymecophaga jubata. Captured in South America. and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Lynx. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7497]
Canadian Lynx. Lynx canadensis. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Wolf: Alpaca. 1861 An original colour antique lithograph. 15 x 11". [NATHISp7503]
Alpaca: Lima pacos. Breed in captivity and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
 

 

 

October 2017

Trench: St Paul's. An original antique lithograph. 23" x 9". [LDNp10473]
St.Paul’s: Thames view from St.Martin’s Ludgate Street to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Frederick Trench 

Thames Views, 1825

Commissioned by Lt Col Trench to illustrate his proposals for the re-designing of the Embankment, these superbly detailed and annotated views were executed by the watercolourist Thomas Mann Baynes with the printing entrusted to the celebrated master of early lithography, Charles Hullmandel.  Hullmandel’s skillful handling of the medium was much appreciated by contemporaries and was of great importance in popularising lithography as a printing method; he was instrumental in introducing lithography into England and to this day his work ranks with the finest of any period.

Although Trench submitted his plans to Parliament in 1825, it was not for another forty years that his proposals were executed. The Embankment as it is today still corresponds closely to Trench’s designs.

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