Sepia print depicting R. Owen in 'Vanity Fair'

William Makepeace Thackeray (b.1811, d.1863)
Circa 1900
Sepia-coloured print depicting Sir Richard Owen caricaturing his stoop, lean body and firm Scottish profile. Copy of illustration in 'Vanity Fair' by W.M. Thackeray.

Printed label (stuck on glass): "Sir Richard Owen, 1804-1892/The greatest British comparative anatomist of his age, and was first Hunterian Professor/of Comparative Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons. Into comparative anatomy/he introduced the conception of analogy and homology. His monumental works -/Anatomy and Physiology of the Vertebrates; Odontography; British Fossil Mammals,/Birds and Reptiles; and Extinct Wingless Birds of New Zealand - attracted the attention of scientists."
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paper, ink, cardboard
35.5 x 24.1 cm
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