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 for “Handbook of animal anatomy (lions and others)

  1. Arthur Gooch
    January 22, 2009 at 01:07

    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

  2. January 22, 2009 at 02:16

    It’s hard to say. I guess you should point to the exact photo in order to understand. Plenty of possible explanations, but mostly darker fur.

  3. February 8, 2010 at 02:57

    Do I have permisson to print these drawings, to use as an art refrence? Thank you~

  4. February 8, 2010 at 08:32

    Olivia, you should contact the University of Wisconsin for such an authorization.

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