Sir Richard Owen, 1892.

 
Sir Richard Owen, 1892.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Plate taken from the 'Illustrated London News' (Vol 92/2 p 804s). The portrait was published to mark the death of Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892). Owen had originally studied medicine, but subsequently began research into comparative anatomy vertebrate palaeontology and geology, becoming Superintendent of the Natural History Department in 1856. Owen was the first to found the catagory of 'dinosaurs' after clasing the Iguanodon, Megalosaurus and Hylaeosaurus as such in 1848.

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