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Scharf, George 1788-1860 :Reptiles restored, the remains of which are to be found in a fossil state in Tilgate Forest, Sussex / G. Scharf del 1833. This served as a sketch for a picture 3 yards long. Iguanodon, calculated from the remains to have been

Reference Number: E-330-f-001

An imaginative reconstruction of fauna from the age of dinosaurs. The creature on the left is the iguanodon, whose bones were discovered by Gideon Mantell. There is a central river, with tortoises and a crocodile-like creature, a pleisosaurus swimming and a megalosaurus (or hylaeosaurus) on the far bank, three large white wading birds and a monitor lizard in the background, along with palm-like trees and other primitive plants similar to ferns and cacti.

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1 image, categorised under Watercolours and Conjectural works, related to George Scharf, Tilgate Forest and Dinosaurs.

Part of:
Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Country of the iguanodon. Ca 1830 to ca 1850., Reference Number E-330-f (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour and pencil with scraping out 225 x 316 mm on sheet 311 x 391 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-002449)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: title in ink with pencil additions on the sides and below to identify the animals shown.

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