Iguanodon by Parker

Neave Parker (1910-1961)
Iguanodon, c.1965.
Black and white ink on paper, 530 x 360 mm.

Neave Parker's youthful desire to be an artist was initially thwarted by his father. However, with determination he became an accomplished scientific illustrator. He produced a number of memorable drawings of reconstructions of dinosaurs set in prehistoric scenes. These drawings did much to inspire the public interest in palaeontology.

Parker's dramatic poise of an Iguanodon shown in this drawing was based on fossil evidence combined with scientific ideas of the day.

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