Awful Changes

Made:
1833
maker:
Henry Thomas De la

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Lithograph, pen: 'Awful Changes'. H.T. de la Beche del. et lith. [c1833]. 25.5x31cm in frame 42x44.5cm. A scientific lecture is in progress, by Professor Ichthyosaurus, exampling a skull of man as a lower order of animals: a geologist's caricature of public scientific lecture on the fossil record and evolution of mankind. Years before Darwin's Origin of species 1859; used as frontispiece to the 1863 edition of Francis Buckland's book, Curiosities of natural history

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1981-1744
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Edmunds, A.