Handbook of animal anatomy (lions and others)

These images come from the classic works of the German veterinary anatomists, Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, and medical illustrator, Hermann Dittrich. The texts, from which these illustrations were derived, are works published in 1898 and 1911 through 1925, all entitled ‘Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler‘ which can be translated as “Handbook (or Atlas) of Animal Anatomy for Artists” and are online at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Botany Department Teaching Collection. There are about eighty images in total relating to the lion, goat, horse, deer, dog and cow.

Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler - lion engraving

Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler - lion engraving

Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler - lion engraving

Source: BiblioOdyssey.

4 comments

  1. In a photo of a lioness, there is a line of dark fur running vertically down its forehead. It does not appear to be just a dark colour fur, but a sort of ‘furrow’ or ?
    Can you please explain this, as I’m doing a painting of this subject and need an answer if questioned!
    Many Thanks
    Arthur

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