Dryptosaurus [art original] / Chas. R. Knight
Scope and Contents
Originally entitled "Leaping Laelaps," this watercolor may be the earliest depiction of theropods, or actually any dinosaur, as highly active and dynamic, based on the opinions of E.D. Cope and Henry Fairfield Osborn, the curator of vertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History at the time of the painting's commission.
- Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953 (Artist, Person)
1 Object : 1 painting : gouache on paper ; 40 x 58 cm., matted in frame 61 x 79 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transfer, Paleontology Department, 2014, March 14.
Signed and dated '97 at lower right. On label mounted on verso of painting: K:AM 189701.
Exhibition note: "Dinosaurs: Past and Present," Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1987-1988.
Indexed in: Czerkas, S.M. and D.F. Glut. Dinosaurs, mammoths, and cavemen: the art of Charles R. Knight. New York: Dutton, 1982 (p. 49).
- Iris Lee
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