Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Quadrupeds Category
In 1826, the Zoological Society of London was founded in order to promote the study of zoology. One notable role of the society is the series of works entitled “Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London”. In these publications, several well-known artists and lithographers contributed illustrations of various animals, birds, butterflies, shells, etc. from around the world, often introducing newly discovered species. This publication includes works by Joseph Smit, J. G. Keulemans, A.G. Butler, E.W. Robinson, G. Willis, J. Wolf and G. B. Sowerby, who were considered some of the most talented artists and lithographers of the day. Joseph Smit was considered the best animal painter after the death of J. Wolf, a well-known artist who created some of the original drawings for this work, which were later delineated by Smit. Keulmans was a well-known painter and illustrator of wildlife in the 1800’s. Prints from the “Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London” were printed in color and finished by hand.