Laelaps by Paleoartist Charles R. Knight, 1897.

Laelaps by Charles R Knight, 1897
Knight was one of the foremost American paleoartists, and Laelaps was profoundly influential for its remarkably credible depiction of anatomy and movement.
Note: Some believe that these predators represent the savagely competitive palaeontologists Othniel C Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, both of whom would blow up dig sites with dynamite to obstruct the other’s discoveries.
Source: Paleoart: the strange history of dinosaurs in art – in pictures | Books | The Guardian

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