Antelope Head

antelope head drawingIt is so disappointing when book editors use such wonderful illustrations but then cut off part of them. With this antelope head drawing, it is the tip of the animal’s horns that were trimmed. The ‘edge’ of the frame of the drawing ended at the antelope’s neck and his horns extended outside of the frame in the original book plate.

As far as I can tell, Jean Baptiste Geneviève Marcellin (1778-1846) did not identify any of the artists involved in the publication of his 1822 Dictionnaire Classique d’Histoire Naturelle. After over 180 years, I suspect everyone would agree that this antelope head drawing is safely in the public domain.

I don’t know the species name for this animal but it is certainly a different one than the antelope drawing that I added earlier today.

This antelope appears to be larger and certainly his fur is more of a dark brown and a bit more shaggy than the other one. His horns are also thicker. But, they both have big, beautiful brown eyes.

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.