|Collection||Nature Print Collection|
"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|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Role of Creator 2||Author|
|Creator 2||Saint-Hilaire, Etienne Geoffroy|
|Role of Creator 3||Artist|
|Creator 3||Werner, Jean-Charles|
|Dimensions||H-13 W-20.25 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of John Glynn|