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Photo credit: Nature in Art

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Joseph Wolf was the most celebrated animal illustrator of the nineteenth century. He was born in Morz, Germany to a farming family. He was a naturalist, animal artist and lithographer. He moved to England in 1848, where he was commissioned by John Gould to produce illustrations, followed by commissions from the Royal Zoological Society. He illustrated many natural history books and scientific treatises, including for Charles Darwin.

Nature in Art





oil on canvas


H 87.5 x W 61.3 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the Tryon Gallery Ltd, 1984

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Inscription description

Signed J. Wof 1866


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