7a. Megalosaurus and Iguanodon, 1859


Besides the Hylaeosaurus (see item 7), the other two dinosaurs depicted in Goodrich's encyclopedia are the Iguanodon (right), and the Megalosaurus (below). Both illustrations were direct copies of the life-size sculptures designed by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and erected in Sydenham Park in 1854 (see item 5).

There is also a considerable resemblance between Goodrich's Megalosaurus and the reconstructed drawing by Richard Owen, also made in 1854.



Goodrich, Samuel Griswold. Illustrated Natural History of the Animal Kingdom. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859. This work was on display in the original exhibition as item 7.

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