Monday, December 15, 2008

Pre Historic Animals and Reptiles, 1889
I would like to request the help of anyone familiar with this kind of prehistoric creature illustration. I'm collecting work to present as a week long post devoted to dinosaurs next spring. I'm interested in illustrations of dinosaurs more along the lines of those found in this previous post where the interpretations aren't exactly scientifically accurate, but are perhaps more fantastic, thanks!

- image sent to me by artist Russell U. Richards

14 comments:

micha mae said...

be sure to look up benjamin waterhouse hawkins. he's mainly a sculptor, but he also has illustrations. there's plenty of material about him online. the new years eve iguanodon dinner of 1853 is especially interesting.

ian said...

check out this:

http://www.copyrightexpired.com/hawkins/nyc/Benjamin_Waterhouse_Hawkins.html

http://www.copyrightexpired.com/earlyimage/daiguebelle.html

ian said...

check out this:

http://www.copyrightexpired.com/hawkins/nyc/Benjamin_Waterhouse_Hawkins.html

http://www.copyrightexpired.com/earlyimage/daiguebelle.html

Suzanne said...

Check out the book Scenes from Deep Time by Martin Rudwick. It's all about early pictorial representations of the prehistoric world.

Holmes! said...

Over on Barnacle Press, we've got a great image from 1906 of dinosaurs attacking Chicago! The reproduction of poor-quality microfilm isn't to die for, but it's a fun article!

http://www.barnaclepress.com/cmcvlt/Various/monsters060401b.jpg

WD said...

Also, Sketchbook of the Dinosaur Builder

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2006/02/sketchbook-of-dinosaur-builder.html

Aeron said...

Thanks everyone, fantastic suggestions!

Jeff in Portland said...

And, be sure not to miss Paleoblog:

http://palaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Loads of current sci data and old-school dino-monstro fun.

Anonymous said...

That image is spectacular! I would love to see it in truly high resolution if you would consider posting it. I think it's such an exceptional piece.

Bruce R said...

Have you seen the dinosaur statues in Crystal Palace Park in south London, UK. They were created in the mid 19th century.

In the 1970's they were painted in brilliantly kitch colours, but now they are more naturalistic.

M.C.Rundle said...

How about this?

http://michaelrundle.com/extinction/?p=43

More at extinctionofthedinosaurs.com

Harry Boardman said...

Hey, fantastic monster work there! I love those types of pieces. If it helps, I have a daily monster art blog where I create and post new work daily.
The blog is called 365 Monsters at http://www.365monsters.blogspot.com

Ilja Nieuwland said...

You might want to take a look at some work done for Henry de la Beche's 'Duria Anterior - a more ancient Dorset' from 1830. The image is at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Duria_Antiquior.jpg, and the accompanying Wikipedia article can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_De_la_Beche.

ron said...

I had this illustration sitting in my pictures folder, I don't know where it originated from.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2mqoy3b.jpg

There's also this guy:

http://groups.msn.com/Untermann