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William Henry Powis:

14) Rhinoceros.

London 1835

Powis engraved this elaborate depiction of a rhinoceros for a publication about zoological gardens. Linton reprinted the plate in 1889 in his Masters of Wood Engraving: "William Henry Powis (died in 1836, aged 28) though one of the best wood - engravers of this time, is hardly known even to his fellow engravers (...) (His engravings) are of remarkable excellence, closest of any copies I know."

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