John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912)
Cassowary (Casuarius papuanus), c.1900.
Watercolour, 338 x 241 mm.
Steeped in the Victorian style of scientific illustration,
John Keulemans' watercolours are very traditional in appearance.
He was commissioned by leading scientific writers of the day
to illustrate their publications.
He is best known for his illustrations of birds such as this
detailed portrayal of the head of a cassowary.