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Animals in Art

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Drawings by Paleolithic Man, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/322
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Illustration of drawings of animals (horses, reindeer, ibex, hairy mammoth) made by Paleolithic Man in the Magdalenian period.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Letter from James Cossar Ewart to Robert Alexander, 08 November 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/116
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Alexander thanks Ewart for telling him about the model he saw in London recently and discusses the colourings of Arab horses. He writes that he would gladly undertake a modelling commission and hopes to meet Ewart to discuss the matter further.

Dates: 08 November 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 21 September 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/75
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Cecil discusses the engravings, which he has seen in 'Munro's pamphlet', of the Combarelles cave in the Dordogne area of France, which include almost exact reproductions of the heads of horses. He goes on to discuss his discussions with the Hamburg Board of Agriculture about Dartmoor ponies, and mentions that the India Office are expressing a strong interest in acquiring Ewart's hybrids.

Dates: 21 September 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 09 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/112
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for his comments about his own thoughts on the thoroughbred horse. Ridgeway hopes to have the paper printed by January 1903. He believes the Nisaean (or Caspian) breed owed its superiority and size to the crossing of Libyan blood with Asiatic. His paper also discusses the portrayal of small-headed horses portrayed by the cavemen of France. At present, his research revolves around the Norwegian pony with a stripe on its back. He is also greatly interested in Ewart's...
Dates: 09 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Boyd Dawkins, 12 December 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/45
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Dawkins thanks Ewart for his paper on ancient British horses and states that the horse figured by the cave-man at Cresswell agrees with those figured in the caves of France.

Dates: 12 December 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Ridgeway, 06 March 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/27
Scope and Contents Ridgeway offers his opinions on Ewart's 'excellent paper'. He states that he is sceptical as to the accuracy of cave drawings of horses, but is glad that Ewart expresses doubts as to the domestication of the horse. He recommends that Ewart provide explicitly the evidence of orseus remains from La Monthe, and is unsure about the claim that there are two different stocks in Arabian horses. He enquires as to the relative sizes of the ergots (growths) in Ewart's Mongolian pony and Przewalski's...
Dates: 06 March 1904

Letter to Professor Gerard Baldwin Brown from Alexander Henry Hallam Murray, 13 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/116
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Murray states that he has ordered a printing plate of the horse's head from the Parthenon and would be glad to let Ewart have it.

Dates: 13 December 1902

Potscard to James Cossar Ewart from Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, 12 February 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/9
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Cockerell states that he wishes he could conduct experiments on horses in New Mexico as the conditions are very favourable. He mentions that Wilfred Blunt is also of the opinion that the native American horse may have lived to Columbian times. At present he is looking for mixed blood in the skulls of American horses. He points out that the old horses of Europe also had large heads. He also adds that he has found a copy of an aboriginal pictograph representing a man on a horse.

Dates: 12 February 1902