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Agathaumas, painting by Charles Knight, 1897

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“Agathaumas, painting by Charles Knight, 1897,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed May 24, 2019, http://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/items/show/90712.

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Agathaumas, painting by Charles Knight, 1897

1897

Paintings

AMNH Library catalog record: Agathaumas [art original]

Library authority record: Knight, Charles Robert 1874-1953

1 painting : gouache on paper ; 40 x 57 cm. Signed and dated '97 at lower left. Painting matted, in frame 61 x 79 cm. The fossil remains of Agathaumas were first found in 1872 in the Laramie Formation of southwestern Wyoming during Hayden's Geological Survey of the Territories. The discoverers notified paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope of the find, who found more remains in that area. Cope named the animal Agathaumas sylvestris ("marvelous forest-dweller") in reference to its great size and the environment revealed in the same rocks as its bones. He published a description of it in the Proceedings of the American Philosophical society, v. 12, 1872 (p. 481-483). On label mounted on verso of painting: K:AM 189702. AMNH negative no. 322527; 4"x5" slide no. 2419; 35mm slide no. 2419.

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

Chesek, Craig

2017-10-12

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