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THE THYLACINE IN ART:
- NATURAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATION -
Image sixty-one - Edward Lear
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A watercolour by the well-known British artist, illustrator, author, and poet Edward Lear (1812-1888), dated December 1831.

Lear was an accomplished artist by the age of 16, soon developing into a serious "ornithological draughtsman" employed by the Zoological Society and then from 1832 to 1836 by the Earl of Derby, who had a private menagerie.  Lear's first publication, published when he was 19, was "Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots" in 1830.  His paintings were well received and his work favourably compared with that of famed wildlife illustrator John James Audubon.

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thylacine illustration - Edward Lear
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