thylacine illustration was produced in the early 1920s by the English artist
Lilian Medland (1880-1955). Between the years of 1906 and 1911, Medland
completed 318 monochrome plates for Charles Stonham's five-volume "The
Birds of the British Islands". After settling in Sydney in 1923
with her husband Tom Iredale (an ornithologist and conchologist), she illustrated
thirty postcards of birds for the Australian Museum in 1925. In the
1930s, she produced 53 plates of 883 Australian birds for the ornithologist
Gregory Mathews. She illustrated articles for various journals and
painted plates for Iredale's "Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds"
(Melbourne, 1950), "Birds of New Guinea" (Melbourne, 1956) and his
proposed publication on the kingfishers of Australia.