The hippopotamus

Harrison Weir



5 5/8 x 4 ¼ inches

Illustration for The Pictorial Cabinet of Marvels,unnumbered page.

A chromolithographic version of one of Weir’s paintings. Weir’s representation of the hippopotamus is anatomically correct, but his treatment of the crocodile is uncharacteristically cartoon-like.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke

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