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Agathaumas (Monoclonius), painting by Charles Knight, 1897


Agathaumas (Monoclonius), painting by Charles Knight, 1897



40 x 57 cm.

1 painting : gouache on paper. 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.

AMNH Special Collections, [no call number]: Agathaumas, Charles R. Knight, 1897.

AMNH Library catalog record: Agathaumas [art original]

AMNH 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).

American Museum of Natural History Library

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Photographic Transparency Number: 205

Photographic Transparency Number: 2919

Photographic Negative Number: 35786

Photographic Transparency Number: 2419

Photographic Negative Number: 322527

Barcode Number: 100205623

Bibliographic Number: b10007489

American Museum of Natural History



Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953 (artist), “Agathaumas (Monoclonius), painting by Charles Knight, 1897,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed May 23, 2024,