Neave Parker (1910-1961)
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.