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Joseph Wolf George Edwards
This page represents only a small part of our collection of original Antique prints of Wild Animals. Please click on an image to see it in high-resolution, with details of the work itself. For enquiries and purchases, please do contact us.
Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger). Thylacinus cynocephalus. A pair captured near Launceston and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium. Extinct in the wild by 1930, the last captive died in 1936.
Giraffe: Two men leading it by a halter. Not seen in Europe since the time of Julius Caesar, a giraffe was presented to Cosimo dei Medici in 1485; another would not be seen until the mid 19th century. With text in French.
North American Buffalo having a gambol.
Painted Ocelot: Felis picta. Captured in Central America and drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Elephant: Elephas Indicus a sub species of the Asian elephant originating from mainland Asia.
Leopard: After Johann Elias Reidinger.
Leopard: Felis Leopardus. Male.
Hippopotamus: Hippopotamus amphibius. Captured on the White Nile and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Tigeress: Felis Tigris foemina.
Female Rhinoceros and young elephant with tusks added by Edwards. Drawn from life in London.
Zebra: The first zebra in England was brought from Cape of Good Hope aboard the HMS Terpsichore as a gift to Queen Charlotte and kept at Buckingham House menagerie.
Zebra: Pair from the Cape of Good Hope after missionary Guy Tachard, with an Ibex after explorer Peter Kolben.
Common Marmoset with snail and pink dog rose. Owned by the mid-wife Sidney Cannon who delivered George III and was renowned as an avid collector of curiosities; much of her collection was bought by Horace Walpole.
SOLD. Leopards: Felis leopardis. The Panther from Malaysia and the Leopard from Morocco. Drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Cape Buffalo with descriptive text. Founded in 1698, the SPCK is the oldest Anglican mission and publishing house of the Church of England.
Halmaturus Billardieri: Tasmanian Wallaby. Two wallabies, one in foreground, other in grassy background.
Great Anteater. Mymecophaga jubata. Captured in South America. and drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.