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Dryptosaurus (Leaping Laelaps), painting by Charles Knight, 1897


Dryptosaurus (Leaping Laelaps), painting by Charles Knight, 1897



1 painting : gouache on paper ; 40 x 58 cm. Signed and dated '97 at lower right. Painting matted, in frame 61 x 79 cm. On label mounted on verso of painting: K:AM 189701. Originally entitled "Leaping Laelaps," this watercolor may be the earliest depiction of theropods, or actually any dinosaur, as highly active and dynamic, based on the opinions of E.D. Cope and Henry Fairfield Osborn, the curator of vertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History at the time of the painting's commission. AMNH negative no. 335199; 4"x5" slide no. 1775; 35mm slide no. 1775.

AMNH Library catalog record: Dryptosaurus [art original]

Library authority record: Knight, Charles Robert 1874-1953

Czerkas, S.M. and D.F. Glut. Dinosaurs, mammoths, and cavemen: the art of Charles R. Knight. New York: Dutton, 1982 (p. 41).

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Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953 (artist), “Dryptosaurus (Leaping Laelaps), painting by Charles Knight, 1897,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed September 22, 2019,