Prehistoric Botanists
Date: 1889
Medium: Ink and graphite on illustration board
Dimensions: sheet: 9 9/16 × 7 9/16 in. (24.3 × 19.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Winged Botanists," by William Hamilton Gibson, in The Century Magazine, September 1889.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frank Morton Jones, 1942
Object Number: 1942-4
About: This drawing, which served as an introduction to a magazine article, perfectly encapsulates Gibson's approach to botany and natural history. The plants and fossil are exquisitely detailed and poetically juxtaposed.
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