Big Cats Dracaena Leaf printed Silk Twill Lilac Silver

'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.

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