Curvier, Baron (1769-1832), author: Five Human Skulls in Variation, Mamalia Plate 2.

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Date of Printing: 1837 • Medium: Engraving (B&W) • Subject Category: Natural History - Mammals • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 20.5 x 12.5 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 20.5 x 12.5 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Good, but heavy foxing • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only

An engraving of five human skulls in variation, from Baron Cuvier's "The Animal Kingdom", printed by G. Henderson, London, 1837. Condition: this print has yellowed with age. Please see photographs.

Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier (23 August 1769 – 13 May 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "father of paleontology". Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils.