C1860

The Mooruk (Casuarius bennettii).

Small lithograph by the famous German natural history artist Joseph Wolf of Bennett’s Cassowary. Common names: Bennett’s cassowary, Dwarf cassowary, Little cassowary, Mountain cassowary, or Mooruk Modern binomial name:  Casuarius bennetti First described: Gould 1857

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Full Title:

The Mooruk (Casuarius bennettii).

Date:

C1860

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph, with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

120mm 
x 175mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Mooruk (Casuarius bennettii). - Antique Print from 1860

Genuine antique
dated:

1860

Description:

Small lithograph by the famous German natural history artist Joseph Wolf of Bennett’s Cassowary.

Common names: Bennett’s cassowary, Dwarf cassowary, Little cassowary, Mountain cassowary, or Mooruk
Modern binomial name:  Casuarius bennetti
First described: Gould 1857

Josef Wolf (1820 - 1899)

Born and educated in Prussia, Wolf was apprenticed to a lithographer at the age of sixteen, but after three years he returned home to work on a series of small, detailed bird drawings. This album of drawings brought Wolf recognition from book editors and museums in Frankfurt and Darmstadt. After working as an illustrator on commission, Wolf enrolled at the Antwerp Academy in 1847 to study painting. In 1848, he moved to London where he soon established himself among the leading naturalists and wildlife artists. In 1856, Gould and Wolf traveled together through Norway to study and sketch birds including ptarmigans, golden eagles, and ospreys. Gould included Wolf's depictions of game and water birds and birds of prey in his, The Birds of Great Britain (1862-1873). Among Wolf's other great achievements were his illustrations for the London Zoological Society's The Zoological Sketches (1856-67) and D.G. Elliot's The Life and Habits of Wild Animals (1874). Wolf became the most famous ornithological artist during his time.

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