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Ernst Haeckel Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 122 pictures in our Ernst Haeckel collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Artwork of four apes, 1874 Featured Print

Artwork of four apes, 1874

Historical artwork of four great apes. These four apes are catarrhines, an infraorder which includes the apes and Old World monkeys. Apes, unlike monkeys, do not have tails, are more intelligent and depend more on their eyes than their noses. The great apes seen here are (from bottom left working clockwise) an orangutan, a chimpanzee, a gorilla and a human. There is some debate as to whether humans should be considered great apes, though a chimpanzee shares more genetic material with a human - about 99% - than with a gorilla. Illustration by Ernst Haeckel, first published in his Anthropogenie (1874).


Artwork of embryonic development, 1891 Featured Print

Artwork of embryonic development, 1891

Historical artwork of embryonic development. Four mammalian embryos of (from left to right) a dog, a bat, a rabbit and a human. They were illustrated by Ernst Haeckel and appeared in the 1891 edition of his Anthropogenie. The pictures appeared in many textbooks over the next century, until proved fraudulent with principles of genetics and the empirical observations of embryos. They were meant to show the initial similarity of the embryos, and argue this as evidence that humans share a common ancestry with these animals (the biogenetic law). In fact, the embryos show greater differences than appear in his diagram, and some of the drawings were deliberately faked to support the theory.


Vertebrate embryonic development, artwork Featured Print

Vertebrate embryonic development, artwork

Vertebrate embryonic development. Historical artwork showing the development of an embryo from cleavage (top left) to gastrulation (bottom right). In the top two rows the embryo is a solid ball of cells that is growing simply by each cell doubling in number. During the next stage (blastulation, left, third row) the cells begin to move towards the edge of the ball, leaving a fluid-filled cavity. Next is gastrulation (right, third row), where cells at one position start to move inwards forming a tube. The cells also differentiate into the 3 germ layers; the ectoderm (outer), endoderm (inner) and mesoderm (middle). Illustration by Ernst Haeckel.