27a. Knight's Stegosaurus and Triceratops, 1901


The painting of Stegosaurus at the left was executed by Charles Knight in 1897, in his first engagement for Edward D. Cope. The painting of Triceratops (below left) appears to have been commissioned by the U. S. National Museum for their display at the Pan-American Exposition of 1901. It is not clear whether either painting appeared in print before this, although it is very possible that they were published in one of the issues of the Century Magazine, a journal that this Library does not have.



Lucas, Frederick A. "The Dinosaurs or terrible lizards," in: Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, for the year ending June 30, 1901, pp. 641-647. This work was on display in the original exhibition as item 27, but it is not opened to either of these two plates.

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