Pleistocene Fauna of Asia is a painting by natural history sculptor and painter Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, commissioned in 1876.
Analysis of Pleistocene Fauna of Asia
Hawkins was a Victorian painter of and lecturer on zoological topics and subjects which caused a public sensation. Here is a vast landscape, set perhaps just before the last Ice Age, we see up close woolen mammoths, enormous tortoises, and, standing on a pedestal-like rock, a creature showing hybrid features such as a trunk and antlers.
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins’s Pleistocene Fauna of Asia is in the Princeton University Art Museum in New Jersey.