THE MAMMALS OF AUSTRALIA BY JOHN GOULD
PAINTED BY J. WOLF, ENGRAVED BY C. H. RICHTER.
PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, LONDON 1845-63.

HAIRY-NOSED WOMBAT

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR SKETCH (REVERSED)

ORIGINAL SKETCH compared to final print.
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The production technique is nicely demonstrated by this comparison.   A very rough sketch was drafted and then directly traced onto the lithographic plate.  Details were then added as part of the lithographic process. This resulted in the printed image being laterally inverted to the original but both are shown in the same orientation here for ease of comparison.

 

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