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1863 Huxley from Ape to Man evolution Featured Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Print

1863 Huxley from Ape to Man evolution

Ordered series of primate skeletons. The Frontis engraving by Waterhouse Hawkins from the first edition of Huxley's 1863 "Evidences as to Man's Place in Nature". In this book Huxley presented his evidence that man was descended from the apes. It was published in reaction to Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" 1859. Though this image is often interpreted as indicating a line of descent, it is more intended to show ordered variation in limb bones and posture as well as the clear skeletal similarities in the group. The image has been quoted as an inspiration for Rudolph Zalinger's famous Time-Life 1965 image "The Road to Homo Sapiens" (page 40-45, Nature Library Early Man). That iconic image has become known as "The March of Progress". The artist for this work, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, was famous for his pioneering dinosaur reconstructions but lectured against Darwinian evolution

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Extinct marine reptiles Featured Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Print

Extinct marine reptiles

Sheet 1 of a series of posters called Extinct Animals by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862. This collection of marine reptiles lived during the Jurassic period between 200 and 145 million years ago. Date: circa 1862

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1862 Megalosaurus reconstruction Featured Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Print

1862 Megalosaurus reconstruction

1862 Megalosaurus wallchart after Waterhouse Hawkins with Pterosaurs in background. One of six wall charts entitled "Waterhouse Hawkins's Diagrams of the Extinct Animals" for the Department of Science and Art. Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins attempted to scientifically reconstruct dinosaurs for the Crystal Palace 1852-55. He was helped by Richard Owen, the man who named the group. At this time there were few remains, so the endeavor was speculative. Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur described by Buckland in 1824. Owen supposed the giant reptile's appearance was between a crocodile and a pachyderm. Though innacurate, Waterhouse Hawkins reconstruction fired the publics imagination. It would be only much later that Megalosaurs would appear as the nimble bipedal predator we know today

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