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Cómo dibujar un animal que no se ha visto en siglos

Sloane MS f Detail of a miniature of an elephant, from a herbal, Italy (lombardy) c.

Unicorn from Conrad Gesner’s Historiae Animalium, 1551.

Conrad Gesner’s Historiae Animalium, 1551

Henry III's elephant from Matthew Paris, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Parker Ms 16.

Elephants and the royal menagerie…

Matthew Paris’s drawings of Henry III’s elephant are well-known, and popular accounts of the Tower of London often mention the elephant’s brief residence there.

When You Least Expect It… Expect BEARS!!! (Mmm… Marginalia #83)

As promised, this week we return to the bas-de-pages* of British Library MS Royal 10 E, AKA the “Smithfield Decretals” for a quick lesson in unicorn ecolog

In the Middle Ages, artists knew about the existence of elephants, but they had only the descriptions of travelers to go by. - Album on Imgur

In the Middle Ages, artists knew about the existence of elephants, but they had only the descriptions of travelers to go by.

A mother elephant standing in water in water shields her new-born child from a dragon.

Интересное и забытое - быт и курьезы прошлых эпох. - Wenceslaus Hollar. Часть 1. Бестиарий и охота.

The tame elephant

On this day 2nd Febuary in 1255 Louis IX of France presented to Henry III one of the wonders of the age, an African elephant, to exhibit in the Royal Menagerie in the Tower of London.  Surviving records indica…cont...

On this day Febuary in 1255 Louis IX of France presented to Henry III one of the wonders of the age, an African elephant, to exhibit in the Royal Menagerie in the Tower of London.

Elephant, 15thC

Post with 2951 votes and 167363 views. Shared by Mikepants. In the Middle Ages, artists knew about the existence of elephants, but they had only the descriptions of travelers to go by.

Detail of a miniature showing elephants, a dragon and a mandrake, from a bestiary, northern France, 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 13th century, Sloane MS 278, f. 48v

Detail of a miniature showing elephants, a dragon and a mandrake, from a…

Giraffe, printed by Hans Adam (Nuremberg), based on an original drawing by Melchior Lorck who had seen the animal in Constantinople in 1559.

Giraffe, printed by Hans Adam (Nuremberg), based on an original drawing by Melchior Lürig who had seen the animal in Constantinople in 1559

Scuola Francese, Un Tarasco, mitologico dragone di Provenza. Carboncito su carta. 1511.

A Tarasque, Mythological dragon of Provence, France c. 1511 -by Pierre Sala

Bestiary, MS M.459 fol. 21r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

I saw an elephant draw an elephant that was far more accurate. On UTube, I think. Interestingly, she began her drawing with the slope of the back. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

‘The devil riding Behemoth’ from Lambert of St. Omer, Liber Floridus (Lille and Ninove; 1460). The Hague, KB, 72 A 23 fol. 48v.

‘The devil riding Behemoth’ from Lambert of St. Omer, Liber Floridus (Lille and Ninove; The Hague, KB, 72 A 23 fol.

Discarding images Liked · December 21 ·    elephants  bestiary, Flanders ca. 1270 (LA, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 3, fol. 99r)

Discarding images Liked · December 21 · elephants bestiary, Flanders ca. 1270 (LA, J.

The carnivorous dinosaur Laelaps employs unorthodox but effective tactics to subdue Hadrosaurus. Late Cretaceous New Jersey. From "Nebula to Man" (1929) by Knipe. HD

The carnivorous dinosaur Laelaps employs unorthodox but effective tactics to subdue Hadrosaurus. Late Cretaceous New Jersey. From "Nebula to Man" by Knipe.

Elephant and Castle | Literary | Austria, probably in Tyrol | last quarter of the 15th century

Hugo, von Trimberg, ca. Der Renner Austria, probably in Tyrol, last quarter of the century MS Folio

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