Natural History

Ernest Griset


Wood engraving by the Dalziel Brothers

10 x 7½ inches

Illustration for Griset’s Grotesques, p.43.

Another of Griset’s takes on the giraffe, reflecting on both the absurdity of nature and (more importantly) the absurdity of those who study it, here represented by a group of pseudo-naturalists peering at the specimen.

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