Two studies of a Dodo head Joseph Dinkel
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Two studies of a Dodo head
Side views of the head of the Dodo, [Raphus cucullatus], the extinct flightless bird from Mauritius. Figure 1 (facing left as viewed) is a specimen from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Figure 2 (facing right as viewed) is a reconstructed head, based in part on Savery's painting presented to the British Museum [and now in the Natural History Museum, London] by the naturalist and bird painter George Edwards FRS (1696-1773). Inscribed below "Jos: Dinkel del et lith. Printed by Hollmandel & Walton." Plate 5 from The Dodo and its kindred; or the history, affinities, and osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire, and other extinct birds of the islands of Mauritius, Rodriguez and Bourbon, by H.E.Strickland and A.G.Melville (London, 1848).
Original: lithograph . 1848
- Image reference: RS-9587
- The Royal Society
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