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Collection Nature Print Collection
Catalog Number 2016.7.8
Object Name Print
Description "Male Cape Baboon (Chacma Male)," hand-colored lithograph from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères" by Frédéric Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, lithography by Jean-Charles Werner. Paris, 1824-1842.

Exhibition Label (Birds, Bugs, & Blooms, 2014): Frédéric Cuvier directed the animal menagerie at the Paris Museum of Natural History from 1804-1838. Using these live animals, and working with professor of zoology Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, he made careful illustrations and descriptions of species in publications like Histoire naturelle. Cuvier was the first of the modern zookeepers, who believed that captive animals should be treated well and could contribute to important scientific studies of animal behavior.
Title Male Cape Baboon (Chacma Male), from Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes
Date 1824-1842
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Cuvier, Frederic
Role of Creator 2 Author
Creator 2 Saint-Hilaire, Etienne Geoffroy
Role of Creator 3 Artist
Creator 3 Werner, Jean-Charles
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique lithograph
Dimensions H-13 W-20.25 inches
Credit line Gift of John Glynn
Subjects Illustration, Mammalian