'Big Cats Dracaena Leaf' printed silk twill fabric in Lilac Silver
100% Silk, Made in England
A large scale artwork in silver tones featuring original big cats illustrations from the Natural History Museum’s archives against a backdrop of Dracaena plants. Highly detailed illustrations include big cats taken from A Monograph of the Felidae or ‘Family of the Cats’ by Daniel Giraud Elliot
Width 136cm, 100% Silk. By the metre.
Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835 - 1915) was a zoologist, From 1869 to 1879 he was in London and established strong links to British ornithologists and naturalists. Elliot used his wealth to publish a series of sumptuous color-plate books on birds and animals. Elliot wrote the text himself and commissioned artists such as Josef Wolf and Joseph Smith to create the illustrations.